IMPD tells troublemakers to stay away from Fourth of July events

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (July 2, 2015) - Thousands of people will head downtown to celebrate Fourth of July weekend, and Metro police want to make sure everyone stays safe.

With the string of crime lately, they say they’ll have extra officers out, some who can be seen and others who can’t, to patrol downtown this weekend, including local, state and federal officers.

For anyone who would cause problems or put others in danger, they have a message.

“That message is clear and distinct: don’t come,” said IMPD Officer Christopher Wilburn. “We don’t want you here. If you are thinking about causing mayhem or disrupting the festivities, then we have a different alternative plan for you.”

IMPD also said, to anyone heading downtown, have a plan ready in case something does happen and family members are separated, like setting a designated meeting place.

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