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Navy holding anti-terror drills for training

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CORONADO (CBS 8) - The Navy is preparing for the worst.

A large-scale anti-terror drill is being held Wednesday. Terror drills are being held at bases across the country.

At the amphibious base in Coronado, pretend terrorists have stormed the gate, shot passers-by and have taken hostages in a building.

A mock standoff is unfolding, and members of the FBI, the Coronado Police Department and the medical examiner's office are involved.

"Practicing and seeing things we need to improve on in a training environment is much better than doing it in a real world event," Naval Base Coronado security officer Matthew Anderson said.

Participants are using fake blood and fake guns to imitate a real threat.

Each Navy base is staging a different style of terrorist attack to practice different anti-terror methods.

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