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Thu August 8, 2013

Homeland Security Investigations Holds 'Active Shooter' Training In NM

Homeland Security Investigations is hosting training sessions with New Mexico law enforcement agencies on how to handle a gunman during a mass shooting.

Deputies with the sheriff's offices from Valencia and Socorro Counties, among others, are in Albuquerque this week for workshops on how to stop the shooter and ways to stem mass casualties.

Kevin Abar, assistant special agent in charge of HSI in New Mexico, says officers are going over the psychology of the shooter and high-tech options to capture the gunman alive.

Abar says the training is part of a larger effort in New Mexico to give state agencies some federal resources in fighting crime.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.