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Hernando Detention Center conducts inmate hostage drill

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BROOKSVILLE, FL (WFLA) -

People who live near the Hernando Detention Center in Brooksville may have noticed a flurry of activity Tuesday night. 

All the action was because of a drill at the facility. Deputies practiced responding to an inmate escape and hostage taking.  While the situation was fake, the responses were very real, including a hostage negotiator, a helicopter and the SWAT team.  

"We train all the time. And it's constant, whether it's firearms handling, defense tactics or use of force. Anything that will keep everybody safe including, again, the inmates, and the staff, and the community,"  Sgt. J. Satre of the Hernando Sheriff's office said.

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