ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – Loud noises and explosive booms will continue Thursday as the Orange County Sheriff’s Office conducts training exercises in Maitland.
Several residents took to social media Wednesday night to complain about the noise. At the time, the cause wasn’t known.
Sheriff’s officials later tweeted that it had conducted training near Lake Gem. Training will continue Thursday, according to a tweet from OCSO.
The Sheriff’s Office described the exercises as tactical training.
In an email to News 6, a sheriff’s spokeswoman said there may be some controlled explosions.
She said the training is needed so when incidents occur, such as the mass shooting at Pulse in downtown Orlando, law enforcement can respond properly.
ALERT: There will be some law enforcement training near Lake Gem in Maitland today. Any loud noises you may hear coming from the area are the safe & controlled actions of law enforcement, training to keep our community safe.— Orange County Sheriff's Office (@OrangeCoSheriff) November 21, 2019
We apologize for any disturbance this may cause. pic.twitter.com/aVWrGGmKMX
Thursday’s training should be wrapped up by the evening, officials said.