Army to use old jail in Galveston for training exercises today

January 30, 2013 7:27:40 AM PST
If you hear a lot of loud noises in Galveston tonight, it's probably part of a military training exercise.

According to the Galveston County Daily News, the Army is using the old jail on 17th Street for a night drill in urban warfare.

Residents on the East End may see military personnel and a helicopter, and possibly hear gunfire and explosions. The Army unit is from Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

That announcement comes a day after the Army and Houston police apologized for not giving advance warning of a joint training exercise in southeast Houston.

People living near the Old Carnegie Vanguard High School were concerned when they saw low-flying helicopters and heard multiple rounds of gunfire Monday afternoon.

The Army says it did notify the office of the city's public safety director, but the message never got out.

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