Police beefing up downtown security for Jets home opener


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If you plan to party downtown tomorrow, Winnipeg police want you to do it safely.

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If you plan to party downtown tomorrow, Winnipeg police want you to do it safely.

Police plan to beef up the number of officers downtown for the Jets home opener. Const. Jason Michalyshen said it’s expected that thousands of people will celebrate the return of the Jets at The Forks, the Convention Centre, at the game and at area businesses.

He declined to say how many extra officers will be on hand, but said officers will be enforcing liquor laws. Anyone with open alcohol in a public place could face fines, though Michalyshen said tickets will be handed out at the officer’s discretion.

“This has been an ongoing celebration and finally the day is here,” he said.

An estimated 15,000 people were at The Forks for a similar celebration Thursday night.

Michalyshen said a handful of extremely intoxicated people were detained and housed at Main Street Project.

A couple of other people were arrested on outstanding warrants.

“These incidents had no negative impact on the event itself,” Michalyshen said.

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