Explosions heard in Iron Station neighborhood

- A community in Lincoln County wants an apology from the Gaston County Police Department.

Members of the Gaston County Bomb Squad crossed county lines to hold a training.

Neighbors tells FOX 46 Charlotte they weren't notified and it frightened their entire community. 

"I felt my foundation, shake. I called 911 twice," a homeowner said. "When you're going to come and do a training in a residential neighborhood where there are homes within feet, and schools within yards, a notice on the mailbox, a post on Facebook, something, would be nice,"

The owner of property in the neighborhood on Planters Row Road gave permission to law enforcement to use the land for training on Wednesday morning.

The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office said their agency, who responds to that area, wasn't given a heads up either.

A firefighter with the Alexis Fire Department told FOX 46  they could hear the commotion down the road at their station.

"We have rights as a subdivision not to be disturbed and to be terrified," another homeowner said. "I was hot. I could not understand what was going on, my dogs were in fear. They were all up underneath furniture."

Students at East Lincoln Middle, located across the street from the neighborhood, told their parents they heard and felt the explosions as well.

The Gaston County Police Department says they do not plan to hold more trainings on that property. 

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