Baltimore police ready for Fourth of July crowds

BALTIMORE - With the thousands of people that'll be out in Baltimore tomorrow evening and through the night, police are getting all their resources together to make sure they have things covered.

Police say they'll be doing that with officers on foot, in vehicles, on bikes, the mounted patrol will be out along with the aviation and marine units. You may remember three years ago when a man was killed shortly after the fireworks ended and in a separate incident that same night when a 4-year-old boy was shot in the leg at Pratt and Light streets.

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The last few years have been a little calmer. But with the big crowds that make their way out here for the fireworks, police are staying on heightened alert.

It's also important to note that while there will be a lot going down here and a big police presence to handle the crowds, police won't be neglecting the rest of the city.

The department has canceled leave as they say they do every year and all districts will be fully-staffed.

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