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Changes made to New Year's Eve security on Las Vegas Strip, Downtown

Posted at 6:30 PM, Nov 29, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-29 21:30:43-05

The parties will be the same but security changes will be coming to Las Vegas' New Year's Eve celebrations. Both Downtown Las Vegas and the Strip have plans to change security measures in the wake of the 1 October shooting.

The Las Vegas Strip plans to ban backpacks and strollers during the celebration and they've added 800 steel bollards to help keep pedestrians safe before and after Las Vegas Boulevard closes to traffic.

Downtown Las Vegas will close Fremont Street at 6 p.m. and only allow ticketed guest access to the area.

"We've bolstered our security, we've added to our force... our security itself is a lot more visible," said President and CEO of Fremont Street Experience Patrick Hughes.

Officers hope these changes go a long way in keeping the attendees safe.