It was like a scene straight out of an action movie yesterday at Shanghai Police’s anti-terror drill, where hundreds of SWAT officers, from various districts such as Xuhui, Yangpu, and the Pudong New Area were all hands on deck for a one-hour drill held at a local military base. The drill, the largest in the city’s recent history, had the SWAT corps display their skills, with the usual shooting (rapid close fire, bend guns fire), and some other manly man stuff involving helicopters also taking place.
The SWAT corps was even tested their marksmanship skills with a multi-distance sniping challenge. The police claim that sniping can help in situations such as bus hijacking – very possibly alluding to and learning from the infamous bus hijacking involving Hong Kong tourists that took place in the Philippines last year.
“The building of our SWAT corps was aimed to match the development of such a super-sized city as Shanghai,” said Wu Jie, deputy director of the SWAT corps of Shanghai police. “Our goal is to do whatever we can to keep the city safe and stable.” Sounds to us like any potential future Tangos better watch their backs!
By Audrey Lim
Photos from 163.com