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Uptown Greenville Halloween party to attract thousands

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GREENVILLE, N.C. -

No matter how you break it down, Uptown Greenville is the place to be, and be seen, on Halloween.

The main streets shut down so thousands of people can mingle, people-watch and bar hop. The crowds mean big bucks for local business owners, but also a big night for Greenville police.

More than 100 officers will patrol the area, which will include checkpoints with voluntary searches.

No animals, drugs, alcohol, weapons or realistic toy weapons allowed. After 11 o'clock, officers will start checking IDs and denying access to anyone under the age of 16 who's there without a parent.

"We’ve got things in place, both uniformed officers, plain-clothed officers,” says Police Chief Hassan Aden. “If you look behind me, you'll see video cameras up. We're going to be wearing our Axon Taser cameras on our glasses and on our lapels tonight. So we are ready for large-scale celebrations."

He says fights have been a problem in the past, but this year, “We are not going to tolerate that tonight," Chief Aden says. “We have a very short fuse when it comes to that and we'll have teams ready to remove folks who behave in that way."

Uptown bars and restaurants will stay open until 2 a.m.

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