Coast Guard train for active shooter threat

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – Authorities put their skills to the test Thursday during an active shooter drill.

Border Patrol and the Buffalo Police joined the U.S. Coast Guard at Station Buffalo for the drill.

The scenario was that an active shooter used an I.D. card to get access to the base and then began moving through the buildings.

The different agencies had to go through their emergency plan to get people out of those buildings and take the shooter into custody.

Captain Brian Roache, the commander of the U.S. Coast Guard Sector Buffalo said, “Anywhere that I’ve been stationed we count heavily on our local state and other federal agencies as well as they count on us so this is just another day at work for us sharpen our ability to not only protect the public not only to protect the public outside the fence line but also to protect our employees inside the fence line.”

Overall Captain Roache said the drill was successful but they did find ways to make the process more efficient. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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