A series of loud explosions in downtown Los Angeles were reported Monday night. And video began to surface of military helicopters flying through downtown.
According to reporting from local media, the US military released a media advisory through the LAPD that there were going to be urban warfare exercises in the city.
Military aircraft monitors reported a P-8 Poseidon was circling high over Los Angeles, likely operating as Airborne Ground surveillance support for the special forces troops and helicopters taking part in the large scale urban warfare training exercise.
Local media reports that police say residents near the urban warfare training locations would be notified before the exercises began, but many say they were caught off guard.