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Police to be present at youth football games after gunfire

September 26, 2018

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Police officers are expected to be present at a youth football game in Rhode Island this weekend after a game last Sunday was called off because of gunfire.

WPRI-TV reports that Pop Warner officials met with Providence officials Monday and agreed to have a police presence for the short term at no cost to the league.

Police say a fight broke out between spectators at the Mount Hope Cowboys homecoming game Sunday, one person pulled a gun and opened fired.

Children ages 5 to 8 were on the field at the time.

No injuries were reported and no arrests have been announced. Cowboys President Pamela Hughes says the argument was unrelated to the game.

Hughes says the league is looking into a long-term arrangement where police are at every game.

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Information from: WPRI-TV, http://www.wpri.com

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