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Metro Atlanta police on alert during 4th of July festivities

WGCL Atlanta logo WGCL Atlanta 7/5/2022 Patrick Quinn
Local police on high alert after Illinois shooting © Provided by WGCL Atlanta Local police on high alert after Illinois shooting

ATLANTA, Ga. (CBS46) - Many people noticed a heightened police presence at local July 4 festivities after the mass shooting in Illinois during a 4th of July parade.

Roswell police and fire crews were standing by during the festivities and dozens of police officers were on hand in Chamblee.


Video: Look Up Atlanta 4th of July celebration happening tonight in downtown Atlanta (WGCL Atlanta)

Chamblee Police Chief Keery Thomas says they don’t take anything for granted and they are always ready.

Luckily, no major issues have been reported in the metro Atlanta area.

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