U.S Army to conduct training exercise in San Antonio Monday night

SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) — Low flying helicopters, gunfire and the sounds of explosions will be heard in some parts of Downtown San Antonio Monday night.

A riot is not being planned and it’s not an alien invasion. Instead it’s a training exercise by the U.S Army.

The training will consist of air and ground mobility operations and close-quarter combat training to enhance soldiers’ skills by operating in a realistic environment.

Local residents may hear low-flying helicopters, simulated gunfire and controlled explosions between the hours of 7 P.M. and 1 A.M.

San Antonio Police Department personnel will be on- site, ensuring the safety of both citizens and participants.

Chief William McManus issued the following statement:

“The meetings and planning for this training event began months ago. Being that San Antonio is known as Military City, USA, we have a long history and strong relationship with the U.S. military, and we’re honored to be able to provide support to the U.S. Army as they conduct this critical training in our city.”

The Army apologized in advance for any disruption the training may have on the daily operations of the community.

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