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Busy weekend brings about safety concerns

Busy weekend brings about safety concerns

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It's going to be a very busy weekend in South Bend.  There are proms, Cinco de Mayo celebrations, a glow-in-the-dark run and thousands of people trying to break the world record for largest pub crawl.

Capt. Phil Trent with the South Bend Police Department said, "I would liken this to St. Patty's. St. Patrick's has a large outdoor crowd and attracts a lot of people."

So how will everyone stay safe in all the chaos, especially as so many people are out running around late at night?  Event organizers and police tell us everything will be kept under control.

Trent said St. Patrick's festivities in the City typically go smoothly, and so will Saturday.  "We will have a very large presence.  There will be officers at every venue. There will be some working overtime, and some working on private security, and other layers of law enforcement present downtown."

Pub Crawl coordinator Mike McNeff said some of those private security officers will be working his pub crawl.  He's hired them for the evening and taken other steps to ensure safety.  "A string of cabs will be lined up at the very last location to be on the safe side," said McNeff.

Trent said people have nothing to worry about.  "This is not diverging wildly into uncharted territory.  This is something we do, whether it's a Notre Dame Football game and we have 100,000 visitors or we have 30,000 visitors downtown, and it doesn't turn into sort of the complicated horrendous thing that some people are thinking this is going evolve into."

The Pub Crawl event is Noon-8:00pm on Saturday.  It starts at the College Football Hall of Fame building.  McNeff said it is a coordinated world-record attempt and you don't have to drink alcohol to be a part of it.  You just have to show up to all 10 locations and drink something, but it could be water or soda.

Trent also said there's no concern with the nighttime glow-in-the-dark run.  He said the course, which starts at Four Winds Field, is going to be clearly marked and there will be police all along it.  He said they're used to moving large groups of people through the streets for nighttime Notre Dame games.
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