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Increase security expected for Oktoberfest Zinzinnati

Cincinnati police are increasing the number of officers outside the perimeter of Oktoberfest which is anything beyond 4th and 6th streets (Photo: FOX19) Cincinnati police are increasing the number of officers outside the perimeter of Oktoberfest which is anything beyond 4th and 6th streets (Photo: FOX19)
CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -

More police officers will be downtown making sure everyone is safe for this years Oktoberfest Zinzinnati.

Police say there will be more officers than in previous years.

Cincinnati police are increasing the number of officers outside the perimeter of Oktoberfest which is anything beyond 4th and 6th streets.

They are also realigning officers within the festival

Some officers have been brought in from different districts, the cost to fund those officers are coming from the chamber.

Because the University of Cincinnati's homecoming game and the Bengals game are happening this weekend this could pose some problems for police.

Things you can't bring into Oktoberfest Zinzinnati:

  • Pets
  • Bikes, skateboards, rollerblades
  • Poles and sticks
  • Coolers, bottles, cans or alcohol

Certain streets will start closing at 9 a.m. Friday morning for the festival.

Metro will be running bus services to Government Square only until 6:30 p.m.

Starting at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Government Square, Broadway from 4th until 6th Street, Fifth Street from Broadway to Sentinel Street will be closed.

Parking is available in downtown or in Northern Kentucky.

Patrons can take the Southbank Shuttle for $1.25.

People looking to park in Northern Kentucky can park at the Bellevue Medical Arts Building, Newport on the Levee and the lot in Covington at 5th and Bakewell.

Willie's Sports cafe and the garage the Embassy Suites are also offering parking.

Visit http://www.oktoberfestzinzinnati.com/ for more information.

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