Officers with the Great Falls Police Department are conducting training on Tuesday afternoon.
The GFPD posted on Facebook to alert people in the vicinity that they may hear loud noises and see a large police presence.
Just before 3 p.m., one person noticed it and posted this on the KRTV Facebook page: "Gunshots on 2nd Ave N and 21st street. Cops are outside surrounding a house."
Another person posted a few minutes later: "There’s some excitement on 2nd Ave. north across from discount meats cops surrounding the building with the machine guns."
Here is the full text of GFPD post:
- TRAINING IN PROGRESS! We are conducting training in the area of 21st St and 2nd Ave N. Don't be alarmed if you hear loud noises or notice a large police presence. We should be done around 8pm.