SWAT, bomb teams schedule training Tuesday

SWAT, bomb teams schedule training Tuesday

URBANA — Members of the METRO Special Weapons and Tactics Team and the University of Illinois/Champaign Police Explosive Ordnance Disposal Team will be training Tuesday in Urbana.

The training is scheduled to take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in a building in the 900 block of South Lierman Avenue in Urbana.

"The public should not be concerned with an increase in police personnel, vehicle presence or loud noises in the area during this time as this will be a part of the training exercise," Urbana police Lt. Richard Surles said in a written release.

Signs will be posted to alert people about the police training in the area.

The METRO SWAT team includes officers from the Champaign County Sheriff's Office and the Mahomet, Parkland College, Rantoul, University of Illinois and Urbana police departments.

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