St. Patrick's Day in Five Points


By Rochelle Dean


Tens of thousands of people gathered in the entertainment district to celebrate Saint Patrick's Day. The area was bustling with reveler's who who put on their favorite shamrock hat, beads and in some cases full green body suits to commemorate the occasion.

Authorities had a beefed up presence for the even that planned to draw bigger crowds this year then in the past. To make sure police were ready to handle anything that may have happened during the event, Columbia police increased manpower in five points to more than 75 officers.

By 9 Saturday night, police say several dozen arrests had been made.
None of the initial incidents reported appeared violent in nature.

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