Marines, Police Prep For Mock Zombie Invasion On Oct. 31
Just when you thought it was safe — the government adds another terrorist to the list!
This Halloween will find many hitting the streets dressed up as vampires, goblins, and ghouls all looking to get that elusive Halloween high. But unbeknownst to the country-at-large, there is a new terror that aims to shake up even the bravest of warriors. An untold number of so-called zombies are coming to a counterterrorism summit attended by hundreds of Marines, Navy special ops, soldiers, police, firefighters and others in a bid to prepare them to face their worst nightmares.
“This is a very real exercise, this is not some type of big costume party,” said Brad Barker, president of Halo Corp (sounds like these guys), a security firm hosting the Oct. 31 training demonstration during the summit at a 44-acre Paradise Point Resort island on a San Diego bay. “Everything that will be simulated at this event has already happened, it just hasn’t happened all at once on the same night. But the training is very real, it just happens to be the bad guys we’re having a little fun with.”
Riigghhttt… With hundreds of military, law enforcement and medical personnel on hand to observe and participate in the Hollywood-style production of a zombie attack, who will be the last ones to remain standing (and not bitten)?
The scenario will find a VIP and his personal detail trapped in a village, surrounded by zombies when a bomb explodes within the perimeter. With the VIP wounded, the team must move throughout the town while dodging bullets from the enemy and shoot back at the invading zombies. There’s even a point where some members of the team are bit by zombies and must be taken to a field medical facility for decontamination and treatment. In other words, their heads will be severed from their necks and the bodies will be properly burned.
The summit has a $1,000 registration fee and runs Oct. 29-Nov 2.