The residents of Tinley Park, IL are freaked out. And it’s by the scary behavior of our own government.
The Department of Defense has been conducting another urban assault military drill this week within a populated southwest Chicago community. And just to make it especially frightening, they’re raining their hours of terror upon the locals in the middle of the night. Residents are being woken up to the sounds of flash bangs, and explosions, with visuals of police lights, and Blackhawk helicopters circling low overhead. The DoD’s response to the frightened and angry residents? Tough!
According to the Chicago Tribune,
A Department of Defense training exercise that included explosions heard miles away scared some southwest suburban residents late Tuesday and early this morning.
Residents said they heard “bomb” noises from about 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. Tinley Park police received about 25 calls from residents who were either fearful or angry, especially in the wake of the bombings in Boston last week.
The urban warfare training at the former Tinley Park Mental Health Center was expected to use small explosives to blow doors off hinges, local authorities said. A second training exercise at the former mental health center is planned for tonight, this time with helicopters, police said. …
Erin Lonergan, 25, lives about a mile from the training site. She heard the explosions while watching a movie with her family.
“They were happening every 15 minutes or so,” Lonergan told the Tribune. “They were quite loud.”
Lonergan said she was scared because of the time of night and the bombings at the Boston Marathon last week.
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