Officials detail security plans for New Orleans Pride Festival

Officials detail security plans for New Orleans Pride Festival

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - Officials from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Louisiana State Police, and the New Orleans Police Department will be in the French Quarter this weekend in an effort to ensure safety for the thousands of visitors coming to the New Orleans Pride Festival.

NOPD will be at 100 percent staffing from Friday through Sunday and will have supplemental officers from the state police.

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu says while New Orleans is a soft target, first responders have been training for a possible event for a long time through active shooter drills and tabletop exercises.

Officials stressed the importance of help from the public and asked anyone who sees something odd to tell an officer immediately.

Officials advise that if you feel uncertain about what might happen, its best to contact authorities and let law enforcement sort things out.

Overall Landrieu says no resource will be unused to keep this weekend's celebration safe.

The FBI says there are no credible threats to Louisiana or New Orleans this weekend.

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