Williamsport police hold training session today

Police agencies will conduct a hostage negotiation practice from 4 to 7:30 p.m., today, on the fifth and sixth floors of 33 W. Third St. The session may include police officers carrying firearms, The Lycoming County District Attorney’s office said in a news release.

The news release said planning for the event involves precautions to minimize any impact on routine business in the building and its tenant businesses and agencies. The building will remain open to the public, with notices about the ongoing exercises posted.

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