- Associated Press - Thursday, November 3, 2016

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Philadelphia police say they arrested 64 people for street crimes and outstanding warrants during a three-day sweep meant to make the streets safer on Halloween.

Police announced the arrests Wednesday, but say they were made Oct. 26-28 and were aimed at making streets safer for children in the city’s 16th police district in southwestern Philadelphia.

Half of those arrested are accused of selling drug and the rest were arrested on weapons charges, outstanding warrants and other crimes.

Officers on bicycles patrolled and canvassed the neighborhood on the third day of the sweep and say they were greeted with waves and thanks for the sweep.

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