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Officials strengthen security at downtown Las Vegas

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Concrete barriers were added to the Fremont Street Experience. (Roger Bryner/FOX5) Concrete barriers were added to the Fremont Street Experience. (Roger Bryner/FOX5)
LAS VEGAS (AP) -

Las Vegas officials have added additional security measures in the downtown area following the deadly attack in Spain where 13 people were killed by a van.

Fremont Street Experience President and CEO Patrick Hughes says yellow K-Rail barriers were placed at segments of the Fremont Street pedestrian mall this week where traffic flows alongside busy pedestrian walkways. The barriers were supplied by the City of Las Vegas, who manages the downtown tourist attraction. Hughes says the barriers are temporary while officials continue to discuss more permanent security features.

The move comes as thousands of visitors are expected to come to the city to watch the Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather Jr. fight.

Clark County is also looking to add new security features to the Strip, including 700 steel bollards by early October.

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