Downtown Minneapolis invaded by Black Hawk helicopters [PHOTOS]
At the Twins game last night, Black Hawk helicopters created quite the buzz, both literally and figuratively.
The Twins' 1-0 loss wasn't exactly thrilling, but fans were able to distract themselves by watching choppers maneuver in between skyscrapers and hover over rooftops as if they were dropping off troops trying to repel an invasion from St. Paul or something. Meanwhile, some folks who hadn't paid attention to the news yesterday speculated about worst-case scenarios, including terrorism or a hostage situation.
It was just a training exercise, folks, albeit one with a disturbing police-state feel to it. No need to go home and batten down the hatches, at least not yet.
Anyway, numerous images of the training exercise are circulating around social media this morning. Here's a few of the most compelling:
"Two military-looking helicopters just flew oddly close to the skyscrapers downtown Minneapolis."
"Three Apache helicopters keep circling dt Minneapolis. I hope this is some routine training exercise....."
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