Mysterious helicopters over Pittsburgh part of military exercise

August 3, 2018

A military helicopter flies over Pittsburgh Monday, July 30, 2018.

Numerous Pittsburgh residents reported mysterious helicopters circling the city, according to Tribune-Review News Partner WPXI.

The choppers are part of of training exercise the U.S. Department of Defense is conducting with local and federal law enforcement agencies, according to the Pittsburgh Department of Public Safety.

The exercise was announced July 20 and is expected to last through Aug. 4. The city did not release many details about the exercise.

It will be closed to the public and the media “to maintain the highest level of safety,” according to city officials.

“This is a planned exercise in cooperation with local authorities and is not in response to any current events,” officials said. “The exercise is expected to have minimal impact on the public.”

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