Several rounds will be fired in simulating "a multiple gunshot event" to test a system that detects and locates gunfire.
WASHINGTON — The Secret Service will close several streets late Saturday and early Sunday for “a live fire calibration of a system that provides real time detection and geolocation of gunshots fired.”
The exercise will consist of firing shots into a “bullet trap.” Multiple rounds will be fired from various weapons in three shot increments, to simulate “a multiple gunshot event,” according to a Secret Service statement released Friday.
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The exercise will be conducted near both the White House and the Naval Observatory.
The following areas will be closed:
Constitution Avenue NW, between 15th and 17th streets NW
15th Street NW, between Pennsylvania and Constitution avenues NW
17th Street NW, from Constitution to New York Avenues NW
E St NW, from 15th to 17th streets NW
Observatory Circle, from Massachusetts Avenue NW to the South Gate of the Naval Observatory
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