4 Fast Facts
- Beech Grove residents report gunshots and explosions
- The noise was part of a military training exercise near the old St. Francis Hospital
- Residents saw low-flying helicopters nearby
- Many residents said they didn’t receive advance notice of the drill
BEECH GROVE, Ind. – Many residents of Beech Grove awoke early Tuesday morning to what they say sounded like gunshots and explosions.
According to police officials, this activity was part of a scheduled military training exercise near the old St. Francis Hospital.
Beech Grove residents say they saw helicopters flying low over the area and heard what sounded like several loud explosions.
Police say this was training exercise was scheduled and there is no threat to anyone in the area.
Many viewers were upset about the drills, saying they didn’t have any advance warning and were alarmed by the loud noises. Some people said they received a knock on the door letting them know what was going on.
Several residents took to social media to write about the training exercises and what they saw.
anybody else see about half a dozen black choppers flying super low over the beech grove area? Also sounded like shots or explosions?
— Brian Forrester (@BrianForrester1) May 24, 2016
Anyone know what's going on in the sky above Beech Grove right now? Did we go to war and no one mention it?
— Mary @ Trusty Chucks (@themarygraham) May 24, 2016