But the dramatic activity was all pretend, as the Special Weapons and Tactics Team was holding a monthly drill intended to hone their skills.
Officers could be heard yelling to the people on the boat to abandon their weapons, crawl to the stairs and come out. They were loudly warned by the officers that if they reached for their weapons, “I will shoot you.”
Meanwhile, a sniper was set up in the harbor’s parking lot atop the armored BearCat vehicle. Curious passersby stopped to watch and take pictures with cell phones, but the SWAT team members were unfazed.