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At around 3:30 this afternoon, an emergency email was sent to the staff at the Conde Nast building on Third Avenue in Manhattan that claimed there was an active shooter in the building—and cautioned people to "hide behind some type of obstruction":
We have received reports that a firearm has been discharged on the 10th floor of 750 building, 3rd Avenue in New York. If you are in a safe location, remain where you are. Get behind a locked door, or hide behind some type of obstruction. Lay down on the floor, and remain as quite as possible. Evacuate the facility only if you deem this safe or necessary.How scary is that? Luckily, it was a false alarm. Minutes later, an email was dispatched that read: "The message was sent in error. It was a department drill." Wow. We've heard of fire drills, not gunman drills.
· False shooter alarm at Conde Nast [Gawker]