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Emergency response exercise planned for Thursday at Wrigley Field

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Chicago authorities will participate in an “emergency response exercise” Thursday morning at Wrigley Field.

The Chicago Police Department and Chicago Cubs will conduct the exercise between 7 a.m. and 2 p.m., according to a post on Ald. Tom Tunney’s Facebook page. Simulated ammunition and flash bangs will be used during the mock emergency.

The exercise will involve CPD, Wrigley Field personnel, the Office of Emergency Management and Communications, the Chicago Fire Department and Emergency Medical Services.

As part of the exercise, Waveland Avenue will be closed from Clifton to Kenmore avenues to vehicles and pedestrians between 7 a.m. and 2 p.m., according to Tunney’s office.

The Cubs return to Wrigley after the All-Star break for a home game against the Texas Rangers at 1:20 p.m. Friday.