If you're walking or driving near Bronco Stadium today [Thursday], yes, there are weapons being fired but local law enforcement assures the public that firearms are only using simulated air munitions.
Boise Police is hosting a multi-agency tactical training exercise in and around the concession concourse on the second level of Bronco Stadium until 5 p.m.. The training, funded through the Department of Homeland Security, is geared to prepare emergency responders to protect "large entertainment/sporting venues." The training area is cordoned off with yellow police caution tape.
Police emergency response vehicles, including a BPD mobile command post, are positioned in the west stadium loading dock. SWAT team members are wearing tactical clothing and equipment, including training firearms.
According to a statement from Boise State, "those in the proximity of Bronco Stadium may hear loud sounds and noises that simulate gunfire during the training."