Anti-terror exercises scheduled at Naples
NAPLES, Italy — A series of anti-terror exercises will take place Saturday in Naples, temporarily closing parts of the city to traffic.
Four simulated attacks will take place in the downtown beginning at 9 a.m., hitting the hotel district, port, train station, and aboard a train, according to a statement from the Naples’ Prefecture Office.
The first staged bombing will happen aboard a public bus on Via Partenope at the intersection of Via Nazario Sauro, known as the big hotel district. Much of the area will be closed to vehicular and pedestrian traffic.
The bus bombing will be followed by an explosion at the port. The passage way of the port’s Immacolatella will be closed to all traffic.
The third scenario involves a backpack left near a public telephone near the ticket counter of the central train station in downtown Piazza Garibaldi. The station will remain open for public use, and travelers will be able to buy train tickets directly from conductors aboard trains instead of at the ticket counter, the statement said.
The final explosion will take place onboard the Circumvesuviana train line at the Centro Direzionale station.
The entire four-pronged event is expected to last 90 minutes.