Kaitlynn Littlefield is escorted Wednesday from the former Hodgkins Middle School in Augusta by a member of Augusta Police Department’s special response team during hostage negotiation training in Augusta.  Littefield and four colleagues from Crisis in Counseling portrayed hostages while law enforcement students from Thomas College and the University of Maine at Augusta depicted armed gunmen barricaded in a classroom, according to Augusta Police Lt. Kevin Lully.  Negotiators from the Lewiston and Augusta Police Departments practiced persuading the hostage takers to surrender during the day-long training.

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