Thunder celebration reveals official numbers

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by WHAS11

WHAS11.com

Posted on April 21, 2013 at 5:55 PM

Updated Sunday, Apr 21 at 7:54 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) – 6 people were arrested yesterday during the Thunder Over Louisville festivities and an estimated 500,000 people gathered to watch the Kentucky Derby Festival’s inaugural event.

Louisville Police say of the 6 arrests, they include charges of theft and alcohol related offenses.

There were no major medical or fire related emergencies.

Zambelli Fireworks used 56,000 shells and 250 tons of launching tubes for the impressive fireworks display.

More than 1,000 police officers and bomb-sniffing dogs were on patrol Saturday.
 

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