Police put safety measures in place for Nashville’s July 4th celebration


An estimated 250,000 people are expected in downtown Nashville for Wednesday’s big Fourth of July party. 

To keep the event safe, hundreds of Metro police officers will be visible downtown. They plan to use metal detectors at main access points. They did not reveal further safety plans, but they’re asking everyone to be alert.

“We always say, see something, say something. If you see something that doesn’t look right, looks suspicious, find the closest law enforcement officer or security personnel and report it,” said Capt. David Corman, Special Events, Metro Police. “Don’t take for granted someone else might do it. We need everyone else’s eyes and ears out there to give us information.

They’re reminding people to get downtown early to find good parking and stake out a spot for the fireworks display. And drivers should not park on the side of the interstate to watch the fireworks. 

If you don’t want to battle the crowds you can watch the big party and the fireworks on News 2. 

Our special coverage called Let Freedom Sing! airs live starting at 9 p.m. on July 4th. 

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