2012-03-08 / Local & State

Bar Owners, Police To Address Violence

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Bar owners and police in Harrisburg are set to discuss safety measures downtown in the wake of a spate of violence near the city’s “restaurant row.”

The Patriot News reports they are scheduled to meet Wednesday.

Dauphin County District Attorney Edward Marsico Jr. also has asked police for records of response calls to a nightclub in the area in case he decides to pursue a nuisance bar action.

Last week, a 21-year-old York man was stabbed to death amid a crowd that routinely gathers outside the club; a man was arrested. About 10 days earlier, a police officer shot a man during a pursuit nearby.

City officials say this year’s budget calls for hiring eight more police officers, but they won’t be on the streets until March 2013.

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