Security measures revisited in downtown Las Vegas after recent reported acts of violence


LAS VEGAS (KLAS) – Following recent violence in downtown Las Vegas, the City of Las Vegas is tightening security.

In June, two men were shot while inside the Fremont Street Experience, one of whom died.

Police then arrested a 16-year-old boy in the case.

Chris Mcmahn from Sacramento, California is a frequent visitor to Las Vegas and knows he has to be careful when visiting downtown.

“They could definitely do better. More security. There are a lot of homeless people but I feel half safe,” he told 8 News Now. “A lot of people have guns so it’s worrying, but it should help.”

The city of Las Vegas said it will now set up metal detectors at the entrance to the experience and add a potential curfew for those under 21.

Andrew Simon, President and CEO of Fremont Street Experience, sent a statement regarding this which is provided below.

We have established additional safety protocols for special events this weekend and believe the new curfew proposal will be an integral part of our efforts moving forward.

Andrew Simon, President and CEO of Fremont Street Experience

It is still unclear how security would regulate the under-21 curfew, but there is already a curfew in place for under-18s starting at 9 p.m. and 10 p.m. depending on the day of the week. .

However, minors are allowed out if accompanied by an adult.


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