NYC emergency responders go through active shooter drill

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NEW YORK (AP) -- Emergency responders in New York City staged a drill simulating active shooters in a Manhattan subway station in the wake of the Paris attacks last week.

The scenario on Sunday morning in Lower Manhattan came just days before one of city's the most high-profile events, the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

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NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 22: New York City Police officers following an active shooter drill on Kenmare St. on November 22, 2015 in New York City. The drill, in cooperation with the Department of Homeland Security, simulated an active shooter situation at the Bowery subway station. (Michael Graae/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 22: New York City Police officers from the K-9 Unit during an active shooter drill on Kenmare St. on November 22, 2015 in New York City. The drill, in cooperation with the Department of Homeland Security, simulated an active shooter situation at the Bowery subway station. (Michael Graae/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 22: New York City Police Commissioner Bill Bratton, left, and the Secretary of Homeland Security, Jeh Johnson, right, talk before an active shooter drill on Kenmare St. on November 22, 2015 in New York City. The drill, in cooperation with Homeland Security, simulated an active shooter situation at the Bowery subway station. (Michael Graae/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 22: New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks at a press conference following an active shooter drill on Kenmare St. on November 22, 2015 in New York City. The drill, in cooperation with the Department of Homeland Security, simulated an active shooter situation at the Bowery subway station. (Michael Graae/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 22: Jeh Johnson, Secretary of Homeland Security, speaks at a press conference following an active shooter drill on Kenmare St. on November 22, 2015 in New York City. The drill, in cooperation with the Department of Homeland Security, simulated an active shooter situation at the Bowery subway station. (Michael Graae/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 22: New York City Firefighters drag a wounded actor to safety during an active shooter drill on Kenmare St. on November 22, 2015 in New York City. The drill, in cooperation with the Department of Homeland Security, simulated an active shooter situation at the Bowery subway station. (Michael Graae/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 22: New York City Police officers during an active shooter drill on Kenmare St. on November 22, 2015 in New York City. The drill, in cooperation with the Department of Homeland Security, simulated an active shooter situation at the Bowery subway station. (Michael Graae/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 22: New York City Police Commissioner Bill Bratton, left, and the Secretary of Homeland Security, Jeh Johnson, right, talk before an active shooter drill on Kenmare St. on November 22, 2015 in New York City. The drill, in cooperation with Homeland Security, simulated an active shooter situation at the Bowery subway station. (Michael Graae/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 22: New York City Firefighters drag a wounded actor to safety during an active shooter drill on Kenmare St. on November 22, 2015 in New York City. The drill, in cooperation with the Department of Homeland Security, simulated an active shooter situation at the Bowery subway station. (Michael Graae/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 22: James Waterse, New York City Police Department Chief of Counterterrorism, speaks at a press conference following a drill on Kenmare St. on November 22, 2015 in New York City. The drill, in cooperation with the Department of Homeland Security, simulated an active shooter situation at the Bowery subway station. (Michael Graae/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 22: New York City Fire Department Commissioner Daniel Nigro speaks at a press conference following an active shooter drill on Kenmare St. on November 22, 2015 in New York City. The drill, in cooperation with the Department of Homeland Security, simulated an active shooter situation at the Bowery subway station. (Michael Graae/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 22: New York City Police Commissioner Bill Bratton congratulates officers after an active shooter drill on Kenmare St. on November 22, 2015 in New York City. The drill, in cooperation with the Department of Homeland Security, simulated an active shooter situation at the Bowery subway station. (Michael Graae/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 22: New York City Fire Department Chief of Counterterrorism and Emergency Preparedness Joseph Pfeifer speaks at a press conference following an active shooter drill on Kenmare St. on November 22, 2015 in New York City. The drill, in cooperation with the Department of Homeland Security, simulated an active shooter situation at the Bowery subway station. (Michael Graae/Getty Images)
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The drill has been planned for some time but got a last-minute update after the deadly Paris attacks: Officials added an attacker wearing a suicide vest.

Police Commissioner William Bratton says exercises like the subway drill "are vitally necessary" and provide lessons for emergency responders.

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