Photos: Bloody bystanders, chainsaws all part of light rail emergency drill

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1 Emergency personnel conduct an emergency response drill after a simulated accident on the Metro Transit Green Line near TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minn. Tuesday, March 18, 2014. 
2 Public safety personnel assist role players after a simulated crash on the Metro Transit Green Line. "I think it went very well. It's obviously a worst-case scenario," said University of Minnesota spokesman Tim Busse. 
3 A role player reacts during an emergency preparedness simulation near TCF Bank Stadium. 
4 An emergency simulation is documented after a mock crash on the Metro Transit Green Line near TCF Bank Stadium. First responders used a special chainsaw to cut into the window of a bus that was tipped on its side. 
5 An injured role player is assisted during a mock crash on the Metro Transit Green Line. 
6 More than 250 first responders, controllers, evaluators and role players take part in an emergency preparedness simulation. 
7 A role player simulates an injury during an emergency preparedness drill near TCF Bank Stadium. 
8 Emergency personnel conduct a crash simulation on the Metro Transit Green Line. 
9 The scene near the TCF Bank Stadium was like a cross between a fire drill and a zombie pub crawl. Here, emergency preparedness simulation role players share a laugh during a mock crash on the Metro Transit Green Line.