Increased police presence at Georgetown Halloween celebration

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WASHINGTON, D.C. -- There was an increased presence of Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) officers around the streets of Georgetown on Halloween night.

They watched over the thousands of people, some in costume, some not, who took part in the annual costume crawl.

MPD Chief Peter Newsham said a large contingent was already planned for the event, but extra precautions were added in response to the attack in New York City earlier Tuesday.

"Of course, we see what happened in New York with these vehicle rammings. It’s something we’re always cognizant of in the city and we take measures to make sure it doesn’t happen here. We want people to come out and have a happy Halloween," said Newsham.

He added there is no known threat to D.C. but asked the community that if they see something, to say something and call police.

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