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Military helicopters land in Rolesville field

Posted September 7, 2009 5:06 p.m. EDT
Updated October 12, 2011 9:50 a.m. EDT

— Three Chinook military helicopters set down in a Rolesville field Monday afternoon, witnesses said.

People reported seeing the helicopters flying low and slow over Holly Springs, downtown Raleigh and elsewhere in Wake County. A viewer told WRAL News they came to rest off Rogers Road about half a mile from U.S. Highway 401.

Local police blocked off the area while the helicopters were on the ground.

A spokesman for Fort Bragg said he knew nothing about the mission and said the helicopters were not from the National Guard, Pope Air Force Base, Simmons Army Airfiled or United States Army Special Operations Command.