The US Capitol Police (USCP) carried out a training exercise on the grounds of the US Capitol on Monday, June 7, five months after the January 6 riot.
The police department warned residents in a tweet over the weekend that they may come across low-flying helicopters or emergency vehicles around the DC area.
Led by the Capitol Police, the training, scheduled to start at 7 am, was also attended by other law enforcement agencies at the federal, state and local levels, including the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD).
On Monday morning, June 7, the U.S. Capitol Police will have a training exercise on the grounds of the U.S. Capitol. Please do not be alarmed if you see or hear low flying helicopters. During this time, emergency vehicles and personnel may be seen moving around the grounds. https://t.co/mch0QrarpR
— DC Police Department (@DCPoliceDept) June 5, 2021
“Please do not be alarmed if you see or hear low flying helicopters. During this time, emergency vehicles and personnel may be seen moving around the grounds,” MPD said.
Describing the activity as a “routine training exercise,” USCP did not provide further details.
The training comes only five months after the US Capitol riot that claimed five lives on January 6.