Lincoln Park Zoo To Close Monday Afternoon For 'Emergency Drill'

WBBM Newsradio Staff
September 23, 2019 - 11:57 am
A couple skates toward an entrance to Lincoln Park Zoo May 16, 2005 in Chicago, Illinois.

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CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- For those planning on visiting Lincoln Park Zoo on the first day of fall, should try to see all the exhibits before 3 p.m.

Lincoln Park Zoo announced they will be closing at 3 p.m. Monday for an "emergency drill."

According to Chicago Police, there will be a joint training exercise at the zoo for the Chicago Police Department, Chicago Fire Department, Office of Emergency Management & Communications, and Lincoln Park Zoo.

The exercise was labeled as an "active threat exercise" and will "simulate an active threat incident occurring at Lincoln Park Zoo.

"The immediate area will involve a large presence of emergency personnel and vehicles, as well as simulated injuries and gunfire throughout the event," according to a 18th/19th District Community Alert.

The exercise will take place from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Anyone with questions can call the 18th District at (312) 742-5778.