Photo by Rebecca Tonn
Photo by Rebecca Tonn

Colorado Springs Police say they will increase their presence downtown this New Year’s Eve.

In a release today, the Colorado Springs Police Department warned that specific downtown areas have been dangerous lately, especially at the night club 13 Pure, 217 E. Pikes Peak Ave., where incidents including stabbing, gun shots and physical assault have occurred during recent weeks.

Increased patrols and officers downtown – including the CSPD Commit Team and SWAT – will focus on illegal activities, crimes of violence and impaired driving.