Gettysburg police warn of possible Remembrance Day threat

Written by Dustin B. Levy/The Hanover Evening Sun | Nov 15, 2017 5:53 PM

Color guard units march down Baltimore Street in Gettysburg during a previous Remembrance Day parade. (Photo: Noel Kline, for the Hanover Evening Sun)

(Hanover) -- If you see something, say something.

That is what the Gettysburg Borough Police Department is advising for people attending the Remembrance Day festivities this weekend.

The department warned of "a possible threat" to Saturday's parade, an annual Gettysburg battlefield event on the anniversary of the consecration of the National Cemetery, according to a Wednesday news release.

They are working with state police and the FBI to address the concerns.

"The three Entities are working together to ensure the safety of our residents and to the visitors to our community," the news release stated.

Police are asking for people planning to attending the weekend's events, which include Dedication Day on Sunday, to not bring backpacks or coolers to the parade route or other scheduled events.

The Gettysburg Remembrance Day Parade Facebook page posted on Wednesday to warn visitors against bringing caps, powder, ammunition and explosive or incendiary devices.

"Let's not do anything to get ourselves in trouble," the post stated. 

The post also told visitors not to engage "anti-Confederate groups" that might be in the crowds on Saturday afternoon.

"Together we will get through this," the post said.

This story comes to us through a partnership between WITF and The Hanover Evening Sun.

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