We received more than a few phone calls tonight about a bunch of police staking out a building in northern Tracy. Apparently, they said, hostages were involved.
Had this city, fresh off a fatal shooting at a nightclub, already moved on to a bigger, badder front-page event?
Not quite. It was a training exercise, the Tracy PD confirmed.
A few quick thoughts:
• It's nice to have a community that cares about knowing what's going on enough to call the local newspaper office.
• It's nice to have a police department that prepares for the wrost-case-scenarios.
• It's not so nice that no one who called seemed especially surprised. Concerned, but not surprised.