Police to increase presence after downtown attacks

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by WHAS editors

WHAS11.com

Posted on March 24, 2014 at 4:50 PM

Updated Monday, Mar 24 at 5:21 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- Louisville's police chief is vowing to beef up security after a night of terror by a mob of teens. Seventeen incidents were reported in Downtown Louisville and the Waterfront.

The mayor is asking for calm after six people were taken to the hospital. Some of them were beaten by the group in front of their families.

"Nobody shoud be afraid to walk in this town," mayor Fischer said. "You all know what you did was wrong."

Video from area businesses is now being used to help identify the teens.

Only one teen has been arrested so far.

Police said they will use ATVs, horses and anything else at their disposal to add to their presence downtown and on the waterfront to deter any future violence.

Community meetings are being held through the week.

Community Activist Christopher 2X has more in the video player above.

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