PHOTOS: Northstar counter-terrorism exercise held at Changi Airport

A large-scale counter-terrorism drill was staged at Changi Airport in the wee hours of Tuesday (17 October) in what Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said was a “very realistic scenario” for the exercise.

This is the first time the exercise has been conducted at Changi Airport. During the drill, simulations included a shooting rampage by gunmen and a suicide bombing.

Known as Exercise Northstar, the multi-agency counter-terrorism exercise involved more than 650 personnel from the Singapore Police Force, Singapore Armed Forces, Singapore Civil Defence Force, Changi Airport Group and Ministry of Health.

(Photos by Stefanus Ian)