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home : news : north central illinois   May 29, 2016

4/29/2013 1:01:00 PM
Helicopters over Ottawa were on training exercise


NT Staff




OTTAWA — Did you hear the sound of helicopters Thursday night?

It wasn’t a dream. Ottawa police said the helicopters were launched as part of a U.S. Army training exercise centered around old Central School.

Ottawa police chief Brent Roalson said the Ottawa Police Department and other agencies including elements of the U.S. Army would be participating in a joint training event. Training exercises were to include the use of distraction devices and other breaching aids. Public access was restricted during the exercises.

The sight of military helicopters roused some interest among gawkers, some of whom posted footage of the helicopters and posted it through online media.










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