State Police Hold Active Shooter Training in Rockville

State Police Hold Active Shooter Training in Rockville

Plus: Cocaine-related deaths on the rise in Maryland; lackluster fall foliage expected in the D.C. area

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Maryland State Police hold active shooter training in Rockville

Maryland State Police held an active shooter training in Rockville on Thursday night.

The course, developed by the Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training Center at Texas State University, taught how civilians can respond to active shooter situations.

The Federal Bureau of Investigations has recognized the course as the national standard in active shooter response training. [WTOP]

Cocaine-related deaths on the rise in Maryland

State data show that cocaine is playing an increasing role in the opioid epidemic.

Cocaine-related deaths have risen significantly based on the most recent data from the Maryland Department of Health, with nearly 900 across the state and 22 in Montgomery County. The majority of those deaths involve the use of cocaine with other drugs, especially fentanyl.

The number of cocaine-related deaths is increasing among almost all age groups and ethnicities. [Maryland Matters]

Fall foliage could be lackluster around the region

Experts warn that fall foliage in the D.C. metro area could be lackluster this year.

Colors are duller and foliage has also been delayed in some areas, which could be due to a particularly dry September. The average peak for fall foliage in the D.C. suburbs comes at the end of October. [WUSA9]

Today’s weather

Friday will be sunny with a high of 80 degrees.

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