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Police beefing up security at Reid Park

Posted at 5:38 PM, Jul 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-15 20:47:32-04
TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - Rumors of a shooting threat were circulating social media.
 
Police say they are looking into who's behind it, but it doesn't seem very credible.
 
Many Pokemon GO players, unaware of it, or not worried about it.
 
"I was planning on potentially coming back tonight because it seems like a lot more rare things come out at night. I don't know if that's Nintendo's purposeful planning," said Lauren Haprey.
 
"I've never felt unsafe coming to Reid Park. Especially now when there's large crowds of people. Especially in a place like Arizona where it's open carry, I feel pretty safe," said Nicholas Brown.
 
Corry Cresap feels safe, but says some players carry a weapon with them at night.
 
"I've seen a couple Pokemon GO'ers that are open carrying, yeah, pistols on their sides," said Cresap.
 
Unfazed by the threat, Brown was really just annoyed about it.
 
"Pretty much it's someone just trying to ruin the fun. I'm not gonna let someone kill my vibe because it's something that they're not into," said Brown.
 
Many players plan on meeting the 200 plus people at Reid Park tonight.
 
The park closes at 10:30 p.m., but people plan on staying, trying to find rare Pokemon.
 
However, police say nobody should be in the park later than that.
 
"The park shuts down at 10:30, and normally like the cops came and said alright it's time to go -- really courteous from what I heard -- but, then nobody even, nobody moved."
 
Police will have extra patrols at Reid Park tonight, but are reminding people that the park closes at 10:30 p.m. and that nobody should be there after that.