Friday, August 29, 2008

Up, in the sky: Black helicopters startle Portlanders

The sudden appearance of black helicopters carrying apparently armed men and buzzing around Portland generated dozens of calls to emergency dispatchers and the mayor's office from residents and visitors.

It's nothing to worry about, city and federal officials insisted Tuesday. And, by the way, you might see more of the same tonight.

The four MH-6 helicopters are part of a joint training exercise for U.S. Army and Navy special operations forces that had been planned for months, according to the U.S. Defense Department.

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