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Mayor Fischer responds to FBI memo

Mayor Greg Fischer Mayor Greg Fischer

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – A day after a leaked FBI memo warning of possible attacks during the Republic Bank Pegasus Parade on May 1, some residents are worried. The memo warned officers about youth gang members believed to be behind the March 22 mob attacks.

Whether there are threats or not, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer said whenever the city is preparing for crowds, their contingency plan is strong and they're prepared for whatever happens.

"Yesterday's report was unverified raw intelligence is what it's called," said Fischer. "We don't want to minimize any of that but we get intelligence all the time from different sources that's what the police are trained to do so we understand how serious any threat might be."

After the recent mob attacks and threats, Thunder Over Louisville will have heightened security with 1,150 officers.

With the recent possible threats for the parade, Fischer said every event has a different security plan and is always able to increase.

"We have all types of security programs for large events," said Fischer, "and you can see we'll customize one for each event every year just like we have for thunder and there will be one for the derby parade as well."

After the attacks Fischer announced security cameras would be installed along the Waterfront Park area and Big Four Bridge. Plans are for the cameras to be operational for Thunder. Fischer said they not just be static cameras, but a high intelligence system with tilt and zoom capabilities.

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