LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — If you see SUV-type police vehicles in South Los Angeles with their lights and sirens on, don’t be alarmed – it’s only a drill.

The LAPD’s Metro Division will conduct a counter-terrorism exercise Thursday between 2:30 and 7 p.m. at undisclosed locations throughout South L.A., according to LAPD Officer Aareon Jefferson.

Both the public and media were being notified to help minimize the number of 911 calls, Jefferson said.

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