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Anti-Terrorism Training Underway In Augusta

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When you hear of tragic instances like that at the Washington Navy Yard, it reminds us of how important certain training is for law enforcement.

An all day, anti-terrorism workshop is underway at The Foundation Club in Augusta.  Law enforcement from all over Georgia are in attendance.

The training program is called SLATT, which stands for State and Local Anti-Terrorism Training.  Attendees are learning how to handle suspects of all kinds, as well as what to look for in a terrorist. And, after Monday's Navy Yard tragedy, this training is proving to be more important than ever.

"I think it helps us all to kind of redefine our definition of terrorism," said Ed Tarver, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Georgia. "It's not going to always be someone from a foreign country.  It may be someone who grew up with us, someone who sat next to you in high school. It may be someone who has some sort of mental disease, or disorder. It could be anyone."

Tuesday's program runs until 4:30 p.m. and is being put on by the Bureau of Justice Assistance.

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