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Cleveland police report 'no major incidents' during first presidential debate

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Posted at 11:48 PM, Sep 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-29 23:48:53-04

CLEVELAND — During the first presidential debate of 2020 held in Cleveland Tuesday night, no major incidents were reported in the city amid demonstrations that remained “mostly lawful and peaceful,” according to the Cleveland Division of Police.

Police said that four arrests were made as of 11 p.m.

Cleveland had prepared extra security measures ahead of the debate, installing fencing, putting up barricades and deploying hundreds of law enforcement officers on the streets, in patrol cars, on bicycles and on horseback.

The Ohio National Guard was also called in as a precaution.

Cleveland police said they would be providing a more detailed update on Wednesday afternoon regarding the debate and subsequent incidents.

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