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Detroit police report just two arrests as NFL draws 275,000 downtown for first day

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Detroit police said Friday that only two people were arrested during the NFL’s first night downtown, as the agency and its partners prepared to monitor large crowds for the second day.

An estimated 275,000 people flocked to the area surrounding Campus Martius on Thursday, setting a first-day attendance record, according to league commissioner Roger Goodell.

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Detroit Police Cpl. said the arrests were due to minor incidents outside the designated area that covers about a dozen blocks from Hart Plaza to Cadillac Square. Dan Donakowski. He said he was not aware of any arrests downtown after the event ended around midnight.

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Edward Foxworth, a Wayne County sheriff’s spokesman, said “we have not had any major incidents” related to recruiting activities Thursday night downtown, and that he was not aware of the significant increase in population at the jail due to recruiting arrests. Meanwhile, Michigan State Police reported no arrests.

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The city significantly increased its downtown police presence for the event, as did federal, state and county law enforcement officials. Metal detectors are located at entrances to events, as well as on sidewalks and even in buildings near the gates



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