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Police Action at Thorndale and Broadway

I notice a relatively heavy police presence and a lot of activity near this intersection, so I’d like to ask our readers if they know what’s going on. Is the area a gang hot spot? For example, I got off the Red Line at the Thorndale stop yesterday evening, and a police car was idling under the El tracks. Within a few seconds, the officer did a quick U-turn, switched on his lights and siren and headed east. He appeared to be stopping some youths near the corner of Thorndale and Winthrop.

About an hour later, I was returning to the Thorndale stop and saw 2 police cars in the Broadway Armory parking lot. Several officers had a few youths spread out on the hood of one of the police cars and they were frisking them. I wanted to get a picture but couldn’t get a clear shot.

I see a lot of police in marked and sometimes unmarked units converging on this area on a regular basis, often detaining the youths that loiter under the El tracks and on the street.

Thoughts?


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