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Las Vegas police announce security plan for New Year's Eve

Posted at 5:56 PM, Dec 23, 2019

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — New Year's Eve is is next week, and Las Vegas police discussed how they plan to keep everyone safe during the celebrations.

In a press conference on Monday, authorities announced coolers, backpacks, and glass bottles will not be allowed on the Strip or downtown.

Officers, troopers, National Guard, and other law enforcement agencies will also be visible throughout the New Year's Eve festivities with large vehicles blocking roads.

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Road closures will start at 5 p.m. on Dec. 31, and no cars will be allowed on the Strip by 6:30 p.m., according to police.

"As we stand here today, there is no known credible threat to Las Vegas, said Kevin McMahill, undersheriff with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.

Law enforcement also urged anyone that if they see something that doesn't look right to notify authorities through the Southern Nevada Counter Terrorism Center at 702-828-7777.