Watch out: Federal agents training near Gainesville this week

Jacksonville, FL — If you live near Gainesville, you may see military vehicles and low-flying helicopters this week.

Don’t be alarmed. The FBI, the Department of Defense and the Department of Energy are participating in a training exercise called Prominent Hunt 22.

From Monday, Oct. 25 to Friday, Oct. 29, agents will be in Alachua, Bradford and Union counties practicing their responses to a potential nuclear detonation.

You may see them wearing personal protective equipment to simulate realistic conditions.

The exercise is not being conducted in response to any ongoing world events and no actual radioactive materials will be used.

If you see the agents, you’re asked to avoid any interaction with them.