Bellevue police increase security at Snowflake Lane event after Berlin attack

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BELLEVUE, Wash. — If you’re planning on heading to Snowflake Lane in Bellevue, you may notice Bellevue Police out with rifles and armored vehicles.

They say their priority in light of the reported act of terror at the Christmas market in Berlin is to make people feel safe. The Snowflake Lane event will run until Christmas Eve. It’s an event where people can see snow, complete with a nightly parade.

But in light of all the security threats not just today but this year, Bellevue police say there is an increase in security.

“Any event is a target; we want to make sure we’re proactive and not reactive,” said Bellevue Police Public Information Officer Seth Tyler.

Bellevue Police say there are no threats, and stress this is just a precaution.