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Notes: No need to panic about police activity near Episcopal High School today

Good Wednesday morning, Alexandria!

☀️ Today’s weather: Widespread haze. Mostly sunny, with a high near 81. Northwest wind 5 to 9 mph. At night: Widespread haze before 2am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 57. Northwest wind 5 to 7 mph.

🚨 You need to know

Alexandria Police at night (staff photo by James Cullum)

If you’ve seen a bunch of flashing lights around the 3800 block of Braddock Road: it’s alright, it’s a training exercise.

The Alexandria Police Department said earlier this week that a training exercise involving various Alexandria public safety agencies will be ongoing from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. today near Episcopal High School.

“Please be sure to remain calm and do not be alarmed,” the notification said. “Public safety agencies of the City of Alexandria organized this exercise to test the emergency response and enhance preparedness in our community.”

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