Police stress safety as 1.5 million expected downtown for BLINK

Police stress safety as 1.5 million expected downtown for BLINK


MEGAN: STAND UP INTRO, AT A
MASSIVE EVENT LIKE THIS, THE
FIRST PRIORITY IS SAFETY AND
CINCINNATI POLICE SAY THAT THIS
WEEKEND IT’S ALL HANDS ON DECK.>>AN ESTIMATED ONE MILLION AND
A HALF PEOPLE COMING DOWN TO
CELEBRATE THIS FESTIVAL, THIS
GREAT EVENT WE’RE GOING TO HAVE
CALLED BLINK IN CINCINNATI.>>IT COULD BE THE MOST PEOPLE
DOWNTOWN CINCINNATI HAS EVER
SEEN IN ONE WEEKEND. BLINK IS LIGHTING UP BUILDINGS
AND LANDMARKS, BUT IN ALL THE
FUN AND AWE, DON’T FORGET TO
KEEP SAFETY ON YOUR MIND. CINCINNATI POLICE SAY THEY ARE
VERY ADEPT AT HANDLING HIGH
SCALE EVENTS LIKE THIS.>>WE WILL HAVE OUR EMERGENCY
OPERATIONS CENTER UP AND
RUNNING. THERE WILL BE OFFICERS THAT YOU
SEE BOTH IN UNIFORM LIKE ME AND
OFFICERS THAT YOU DON’T SEE
MONITORING THINGS BUT WE CAN’T
HAVE A SAFE EVENT WITHOUT
CITIZENS BEING A PARTNER IN THAT. MEGAN: IT CAN’T BE SAID ENOUGH,
IF YOU SEE SOMETHING SAY
SOMETHING. AND WHEN IT COMES TO DRIVING,
HIS BEST ADVICE, DON’T.>>WE’VE USED THIS TAGLINE OF

’DON’T BLINK AND DRIVE.’ THIS
AREA IS CONTAINED VERY MUCH
BECAUSE THERE WILL BE STREET
RESTRICTIONS AFTER 7PM. TONIGHT NOT SO MUCH ON THURSDAY
BUT FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY. THERE WON’T BE AS MUCH ACCESS
FOR PEOPLE DRIVING INTO THE
EVENT AREA SO THINK ABOUT WHERE
YOU’RE GOING TO PARK SO YOU CAN
WALK IN. MEGAN: SAUNDERS REALLY STRESSES
THAT THE APP IS A GREAT RESOURCE
TO HAVE SO MAKE SURE YOU
DOWNLOAD THAT. BUT HE ALSO SAYS THAT ESPECIALLY
IN BIG EVENTS LIKE THIS DON’T
KEEP YOUR HEAD IN YOUR PHONE TOO
LONG AND BE VIGILANT OF YOUR
SURROUND

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