The Annex is going away. It’s worth less than it would cost to move, so what to do? I know! Blow it up, real good! Our Facilities folks invited the local FBI SWAT team to use it for practicing a hostage situation. Andrew took a bit of video showing the guys in full battle gear assaulting the Annex. And here are some pictures of the damage they left in their wake.
A spent shotgun shell (they used shotguns to shoot open locked doors):
Smashed door hinge:
This door latch was blown off by a shotgun blast. It threw the door knob into the sheetrock wall, making a nice hole:
The black spot on the floor is from a “flashbang” – a non-lethal grenade that makes a big flash and a loud bang to stun anyone in the vicinity. You can see damage on the adjacent partition. The white powder on the floor is fire extinguisher residue:
The Leawood Police are coming in tomorrow for more training exercises. There’s nothing left to smash. 😉