Newark police step up patrols for Rangers vs. Devils playoff games

May 17, 2012 2:26:50 PM PDT
The Newark Police Department is stepping up as the New York Rangers and New Jersey Devils playoff series moves to Newark.

More than a dozen juveniles have been arrested after an earlier incident this month after the Red Hot Chili Peppers concert at the Prudential Center. READ PREVIOUS STORY

Newark Police Director Samuel DeMaio noted, "The Newark Police Department has routinely provided adequate security at all of our sporting and cultural events here in Newark. Despite hosting several hundred such events over the past decade there have only been two documented incidents. While our overall success may not bring solace to the unfortunate victims of those two isolated incidents however it does speak to our commitment to ensure that our residents and visitors are able to safely enjoy all of our recreational and cultural resources."

Game 3 of the series is Saturday afternoon at 1 p.m. The best of 7 series is tied at 1 game a piece.

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