ST PAUL / MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA: AUGUST 18, 2014
MILITARY EXERCISES FRIGHTEN CITY RESIDENTS
Minneapolis and St. Paul police, along with the military, are conducting training exercises from 8 p.m. to midnight for several nights this week, according to a Minneapolis police spokesman.
Numerous residents took to Twitter on Monday, wondering if there was criminal activity in their neighborhoods. Some residents said they saw more than seven helicopters flying in formation. Others said the helicopters were weaving through downtown buildings. The helicopters were also seen in parts of south Minneapolis, downtown St. Paul and the Mac-Groveland neighborhood. But police officials quickly assured followers that it was just an exercise.
According to the StarTribune, the local paper covering the St. Paul area, the events occurred over the past several nights between 8PM and Midnight. Local law enforcement would not respond to any questions other than stating "It was an exercise." Further details were NOT released in the name of "National Security" interest of the Department of Defense. The last known exercise of this type was in 2012.
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