The following is part two of a two-part Red Team exercise on a hypothetical, multi-pronged ISIS attack on the Midwest—in Kansas City, Missouri. You can read part one here.

H-Day, H-Hour

Assailant #1, flying in a tourist charter helicopter over Country Club Plaza in Kansas City, Missouri, attacks and kills the helicopter’s pilot while the helicopter flies over the Plaza during evening hours. Assailant #1 uses a cheap, basic pocket knife he carries in the pocket of his pants to cut the pilot’s throat. This causes the pilot to lose control of the helicopter, which then crashes into a crowd on the sidewalk in front of the Cheesecake Factory restaurant in the plaza. The crash kills 12 on the ground, as well as the pilot and Assailant #1.

Assailant #7, armed with a semi-automatic shotgun, and Assailants #8 and #9, both armed with AR-15s, shoot their way into a west-side entrance of the Sprint Center, in the Power & Light District, where a professional wrestling event is taking place in front of 15,000 fans.  Before they enter the building, the three assailants place one of their explosive devices at the entrance/exit, with a timer set for five minutes. They then throw two more explosive devices into the crowd as they enter. The two thrown explosive devices detonate after their 15-second timers expire. The three assailants open fire on the crowd, and are engaged within 90 seconds by on-scene, uniformed law enforcement officers. There are no armed civilians in the arena.

Assailant #4, armed with a semi-automatic shotgun, along with Assailants #5 and #6, both armed with AR-15 rifles, enter the Crown Center shopping mall and begin to shoot victims inside the facility. The three assailants set their explosive devices outside three separate exits before entering, all of which explode after their two-minute timers expire. The explosions kill 11 people, all of whom are fleeing the gunfire inside Crown Center.

Assailants #2 and #3, both armed with semi-automatic shotguns, drop their explosive devices outside of two crowded bars in the Power & Light District, both armed with two-minute timers. The explosions kill five and cause panic, sending bar-goers out into the streets. The two assailants then set out in the rental car of Assailant #8, and begin to drive through the area following the explosions. Assailant #9 shoots victims from the vehicle as the car makes its way through the area. The explosions have sent many people into the streets, fleeing. Five are shot and killed in the immediate aftermath of the explosions.

H-Hour + 8 minutes 

On-scene uniformed police have engaged the three assailants at the Sprint Center, effectively drawing their fire, allowing thousands to pour out of the building through other exits. There are 75 dead from gunshot wounds and explosive blasts.

EMS, fire, and police are dispatched via hundreds of 911 calls, which have overwhelmed the 911 dispatching system, and emergency operators struggle to keep up. The Kansas City Fire Department responds to the downed aircraft fire at the Cheesecake Factory. Police tactical teams (SWAT) are mobilizing, and will respond as two units, separately, to the Sprint Center and Crown Center. There are reports of civilians inside Crown Center firing weapons at the armed assailants.

Police begin an automobile pursuit of Assailants #2 and #3, who continue to shoot anyone they can in the streets, as well as firing at police cruisers. Assailant #2 drives while Assailant #3 uses both shotguns, reloading as they drive.