Thursday, July 10, 2014

A ruckus at Movies in the Park prompts police promise of better security

Posted By on Thu, Jul 10, 2014 at 10:29 AM

click to enlarge UNSCHEDULED EXCITEMENT: At Movies in the Park. - LITTLE ROCK FAMILY FILE PHOTO
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  • UNSCHEDULED EXCITEMENT: At Movies in the Park.
The Little Rock police report a disturbance at last night's Movies in the Park at the Riverfront Amphitheater ("Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone").

A police report said cops escorted a large group of teens out of the event "due to their unruly behavior." As the group was being escorted out, shots were fired (source not identified) and people began running. An officer targeted one 18-year-old that he suspected of having a gun. Officers drew their weapons, ordered the teen to the ground, cuffed him and searched him. No gun was found and the youth was released.

The incident prompted this statement today from Lt. Sidney Allen:

The Little Rock Police Department had already increased its’ police presence in the River Market area on Wednesday, June 25, 2014. It is our goal to provide a safe, enjoyable atmosphere for all visitors to the park. We are talking with all entities associated with Movies in the Park to formulate better security strategies for this event.
No arrest has been made in association with this incident, but we are investigating ways to identify the suspect(s)

UPDATE: Lt. Allen says videotape of the event captures three shots being fired, but no evidence — such as smoke — of where the shots originated or who fired them.

UPDATE II: Fox 16 reports on release of the video. It appears shots were fired in the air near the Flying Saucer on Clinton Avenue, not in the area where the movie was shown. But close enough.

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