Safety and security on the minds of festival goers in East Providence
East Providence, R.I. —
About a week after the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history outdoor event organizers taking steps to keep people safe. NBC 10's Jared Pelletier shows us what's being done to protect people at a popular event happening right now.
Over at Bold Point Park in East Providence behind me the annual Oktoberfest event is underway. The atmosphere fun but security in and around the venue is watching people closely.
Rhode Island's 25th annual International Oktoberfest event held at Bold Point Park in East Providence.
The Las Vegas shooting immediately making Oktoberfest organizers think about their event.
"Waking up to that was just horrific and thinking, wow, we have one of our largest events happening this weekend we put a pan of action in place immediately that day” says Michelle Maker Palmieri from Rhode Island Waterfront events.
Extra police and firefighters here monitoring crowds including a private security company