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Box with ammunition drops during training exercise in northwest Miami-Dade County

Metallic box drops from military helicopter during exercise

(Miami-Dade Police Department)

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – A metallic box containing ammunition dropped from a military helicopter during a training exercise, police said.

The training exercise took place Wednesday evening in northwest Miami-Dade County.

Anyone who may come in contact with the box (similar box, pictured above) is asked to call 911.

"As in all training exercises, the safety of service members and the local community is top priority, and every precaution will be taken to mitigate risks for the safety of all," Miami-Dade police said in a statement.

Police said to not attempt to handle or move the box, and to allow law enforcement to safely secure it.

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