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June 27, 2012 at 1:33 PM

Gang members banned from fair at Lynden

The Associated Press

LYNDEN, Whatcom County — Gang members will not be allowed at the Northwest Washington Fair in August at Lynden.

Police Chief Jack Foster says gang member will be identified at the entrance by their clothing, tattoos and other typical displays.

The Bellingham Herald reports fair manager Jim Baron and police announced steps Tuesday that they are taking to prevent a repeat of the violence at last year’s fair when one person was stabbed and three were shot.

The 15-year-old shooter pleaded guilty to attempted murder and was sentenced to 15 years in prison.

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