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Martin County Sheriff's Office and Florida Department of Corrections conduct mock prison escape

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If you see increased police activity in Indiantown Thursday…don’t be alarmed. It’s only a drill.

The Martin County Sheriff's Office and Florida Department of Corrections are conducting a full-scare "mock prison escape" at the Martin Correctional Institution in the area of Allapattah Road from the prison north to Martin Highway.

The drill will take place until 2 p.m.

The sheriff’s office said drivers and residents could see a noticeable increase in law enforcement activity, including MCI prison personnel, aviation units, road patrol deputies, K-9 units, ranch and grove detectives, the sheriff’s posse and community operations unit.

The drill is designed to test preparedness and response capabilities, according to the sheriff’s office.

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