Helicopters practicing martial law in Staten Island’s Clove Lakes Park?

June 2nd, 2009 in Breaking News
Helicopters land in Staten Island’s Clove Lakes Park - SILive.com.

ADVANCE PHOTO/BILL LYONSAfter landing their helicopter, Marines take control of Clove Lakes Park during a demonstration as part of Fleet Week.

Don’t be alarmed — Staten Island isn’t under attack.

Two helicopters carrying visiting U.S. Marines landed in Staten Island’s Clove Lakes Park this afternoon, as two additonal choppers circled, for a simulated raid as part of Fleet Week festivities.

The helicopters touched down at 3 p.m. near the baseball fields.

The event is open to the public.

In recent years, Fleet Week festivities have included mock raids at the public park to give civilians a feel for how soldiers operate in battle.

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