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National SWAT team conference in Virginia

Bob Brown / Richmond Times Dispatch via AP

In a Monday, Sept. 19, 2011 photo, two members of Team X-T.R.E.M.E. join runners on Brown's Island in Richmond for the national S.W.A.T. team convention 5k run. About 1,000 Special Weapons and Tactics team members will be in the city for the National Tactical Operations Conference Sunday through Friday.

Bob Brown / Richmond Times Dispatch via AP

In a Monday, Sept. 19, 2011 photo, Mitch Miles, sales manager for Southern Police Equipment in Richmond, VA, shows off a SCAR 16S assault rifle, one of a variety of weapons on display in the vendor's area of the SWAT conference at the Richmond Convention Center in Richmond, Va.

Here's the full story about the convention.