“Anyone know what's going on in the sky above Beech Grove right now? Did we go to war and no one mention it?” one resident tweeted.
— Mary @ Trusty Chucks (@themarygraham) May 24, 2016
“We’re about a block away on 14th & no one told our street. Whole neighborhood was out bc we thought the world was ending,” another noted.
While some residents reported being forewarned of the late night drill, many others were taken by surprise. Members of the community reported hearing what sounded like bombs and seeing low-flying helicopters.
— miranda cochran (@mirandaxcochran) May 24, 2016
“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 asked on Twitter.
“We’re sorry people were startled,” Beech Grove Police Capt. Robert Mercuri told the Indianapolis Star. “We hope they understand that the city of Beech Grove was trying to help the people who protect us everyday.”