Anti-terrorism Training Exercises Scheduled This Week

LIHUE, Kauai (KHNL) - The Hawaii National Guard's 93rd Civil Support Team conducts its annual week-long anti-terrorism training exercises on Kauai.

While the exercises are taking place, a portion of the Vidinha Stadium parking lot and access road will be closed to the public.

The training is to ensure representatives of Civil Defense be prepared in the unlikely event of a terrorist attack on the Garden Island.

"The County takes threats seriously," said Mark Marshall, head of Kauai's Civil Defense Agency.  "We have plans in place and we're going to exercise those plans."

The training exercises will help test local, state and federal anti-terrorist response plans through various scenarios and coordinate all responding agencies should there be an attack.