An active shooter drill by Dubuque police is scheduled inside Kennedy Mall Friday night August 30th.

The drill is expected to start at 9pm after the mall has closed for the day.

It's designed to help first responders deal with an armed intruder in a public venue.

"People living near the mall should not be alarmed by the sight of police and emergency vehicles or by unusual sounds emanating from the mall," mall officials said in a press release. "We ask that members of the general public refrain from entering the mall property during this exercise, as their presence might interfere with training activities."

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