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“We do a lot of sit­u­a­tions like this. We try to make them as close to re­al­ity as pos­si­ble,” Wagstaff said.

In past years, the depart­ment has con­ducted this train­ing cen­tered on other in­ci­dents, in­clud­ing a hostage sit­u­a­tion on a bus and a car ac­ci­dent. Wagstaff said the depart­ment chose to do the bank rob­bery be­cause it’s rel­e­vant.

“It’s that time of sea­son. At­lanta just had three bank rob­beries in the last cou­ple of days. And, we felt this would be some­thing good for us to be train­ing with other agen­cies on,” Wagstaff said.

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