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July 4, 2012 at 2:39 PM

Strong police presence at Gas Works Park today

From Seattle Times photographer Aaron Lavinsky

Seattle Police will have as many as 75 officers at Gas Works Park today and for the fireworks show tonight, according to Lt. Ron Rasmussen, who is among those at the park today. Additional officers will be directing traffic nearby and working at other events, he said.

The goal is to “provide folks the ability to enjoy a great summer day watching the fireworks without major issues,” he said.

As part of the security arrangements, police have installed a bio-, chemical- and radiation detector in the park, according another officer who did not give his name.

Comments | Topics: Seattle Police Department; Fourth of July; Gas Works Park

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