LONG BEACH (CBSLA) – Army training drills continued Wednesday in the Long Beach area as loud explosions rang out and low-flying helicopters landed throughout the night.
While details of of the military drills are undisclosed, soldiers were seen entering a building where they ran through different scenarios.READ MORE: Three Shot, Two Killed In Unincorporated Area Near South Los Angeles
The Los Angeles Police Department was in the area to provide security.READ MORE: Person Fatally Injured In Single-Vehicle Crash On Big Tujunga Canyon Road
LAPD Detective Meghan Aguilar explained why the Army was training in L.A.
“L.A. is a great venue for training. You have the water the ports, you have a very urban setting, you have a dense population and so when you look at compiling training and more realistic training – whether it’s in law force or the military – you want to make it as real as possible,” she said.
Wednesday marked the third day of military drills, which is expected to run until Saturday.MORE NEWS: Los Angeles Clippers Hold Off Lakers, 119-115
During that time, the military wants the public to know sounds of aircraft and weapon simulation may be heard.