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Indianapolis City Market takes new security measures

Portable fencing now up at night
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Posted at 9:34 PM, Aug 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-19 22:07:59-04

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indianapolis City Market is taking proactive measures to protect the property at night, in light of recent problems.

Portable fencing is is being placed around the market, after it closes, according to spokesperson Josie Taylor.

"The portable fencing around the City Market is to deter overnight violence and enforce our plaza hours. The fencing will be placed every night when the market closes and taken away the following morning prior to opening," said Taylor.

As recently as Tuesday, a stabbing outside the market while it was closed sent one person to the hospital with serious wounds. Police said the incident happened during an argument between two people.

Taylor said the fencing is not a specific response to the stabbing, but to the overall increase in crime around the market in recent months.

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WRTV has reported on drug use and fights outside the market, and a significant amount of litter to be cleaned up each day.