Philadelphia Police Say Security Will Be Tight For 4th Of July

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – If you’re planning to celebrate the Fourth of July in Philadelphia, while you’re watching the fireworks and festivities, one of the most comprehensive security operations ever assembled will be watching over you.

Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey says while there are no specific threats, there will be heightened security for the July 4th Celebration.

Ramsey says there will be a large presence of uniformed police and undercover officers in the crowds. Even vendors will be getting special screenings. A special command post for local and federal agencies, along with special video surveillance posts will also be activated.

The commissioner explains that on the 10th Anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, symbolic gatherings nationwide are getting extra attention.

“Everything this year is the 10th Anniversary year of 9/11, so obviously, there’s heightened awareness.”

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He wants everyone to celebrate and enjoy the fourth, but as you’re celebrating and watching fireworks, keep your eyes out for anything suspicious. And, if you see something, say something.

Reported by Walt Hunter, CBS 3 Eyewitness News

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  • Hater

    “Philadelphia Police Say Security Will Be Tight For 4th Of July”. In certain areas, yes, in others, not so much. Let the games begin.

  • baboon

    watch out for the “flash mobs” if you dare enter the city this weekend

    • not normal

      That’s the truth. Terrorists are the least of your worries.

    • NS

      Exactly. What is the PPD doing to stop the hoodlums running wild in the streets? The PPD needs to get its head out of the sand and its officers visibly out on the streets.

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