Yesterday afternoon the Michigan City Police Department Special Weapons and Tactics Team (SWAT) utilized an abandoned house in the City limits for training. This is a normal practice and the neighbors of the residence where the training occured were notified. MCPD said this type of training allows the SWAT Team to maintain their skills. A statement by MCPD noted that the department’s use of abandoned houses that are set to be demolished by the City of Michigan City adds realism and gives a more hands-on experience.