Police close Washington Avenue over weekend safety concerns

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by KMOV.com staff

KMOV.com

Posted on June 3, 2012 at 12:30 AM

Updated Thursday, Oct 24 at 4:11 AM

ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) -- Concerns about violence have prompted police to close a downtown street and increase patrols on weekends.

Police have shut down Washington Avenue between 10th and 14th between 10 p.m. and 3:30 a.m. The new strategy comes less than a week after a man was struck by bullet fragments in the same area.

Police hope helicopter patrols, a command truck and dozens of extra officers will increase safety downtown.

Officials have not indicated how long the extra measures will continue.

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