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More security at this year's Wing Fling


WILMINGTON -- The Interpol Special Police are getting ready for a busy day Saturday at the 11th annual Wing Fling.

That's because this year, they're stepping up security. Interpol Special Police are handling security at this year's Wing Fling. They're tightening up the ranks. They say they've beefed up their force by 60 percent.

"There will be someone at each tent checking id's which is something they didn't necessarily do last year or the year before," Joe Guarascio, Chief of the Interpol Special Police said.

The reason? The Special Police say more partiers are expected to attend the event this year. "We're expecting a larger crowd than next year, so it's going to be pretty busy," Guarascio said.

They're cracking down on what the special police have noticed have been the event's biggest problems.

"We'll be a lot stricter on underage drinking as well as drunk and disruptive activity," Guarascio said.

Officers will be in full uniform at the event, keeping a watchful eye for people getting rowdy.

"We try to prevent the crime from happening obviously before it occurs," Guarascio said.

The special police say people arrested at tomorrow's event will be taken to the New Hanover County Jail, just as if they'd been arrested by the WPD.

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