The first weekend of the strictest security ever imposed by the Fremont Street Experience is being hailed as a triumph by attraction officials and the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department. There were no violent incidents reported by the police.
FSE President and CEO Andrew Simon said that the weekend was a success because of the increased presence and closely coordinated efforts of the LVMPD, City marshals and FSE Security.
No one under the age of 21 can enter the downtown pedestrian mall without a parent or guardian after 8 pm. Fridays through Sundays.
The FSE has said that the security checks will run every weekend until further notice.
Increased police presence from Friday through Sunday nights coincides with an increase in violent crime in or near the area.
Simon said in a statement to the Review-Journal that the safety and security of their guests, employees, and tenants has been and will always be their priority. Everything else is not important. The incidents from the past week will not be forgiven. These actions will not endanger our tourism, jobs, and safety.
A 16-year-old boy is accused of shooting and killing a man and wounding another person under the electronic canopy. According to police, the shooting began as an argument that turned into a fight. One man was killed and a bystander was injured when a firearm was pulled during the confrontation.
On July 4, four days before the new security measures were enacted, a man was shot in the buttocks.
A group of young women were picked up by a driver for the ride-sharing service. The group was dropped off at an apartment by the female driver.
According to the Review-Journal, a 30-year-old man was killed during a fight between two men near an entertainment stage at Fremont and 3rd streets. Mason Martin was arrested in connection with the shooting.
The first weekend of the strictest security ever imposed by the Fremont Street Experience (FSE) in Las Vegas was hailed as a success by attraction officials and the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD). The police reported no violent incidents, including aggravated assaults or robberies. In addition, no one under age 21 may enter the popular downtown pedestrian mall without a parent or guardian.