More than 2,000 policemen ensure public order at MAKS air show

MOSCOW, August 20 (Itar-Tass) — More than 2,000 policemen and interior ministry troops and more than 300 guards in addition ensured public order at the MAKS-2011 air show on Friday.

On August 19, the first day when the show was opened for spectators, 105,000 people attended the show. About 200,000 are expected to come there this Saturday.

More than 20 people, including a drunk driver, were detained in Zhukovsky, the MAKS site, over the past day. The driver in a drunken state was at the wheel of a vehicle that carried visitors, the press service of the Moscow regional police department, told Itar-Tass.

During the day, 22 administrative offence cases were reported in Zhukovsky. Seventeen of them were cases of appearance in a drunken state at public places, and five were cases of underage offenders in a drunken state.

Six lost children were taken to a children’s room, and all of them were found by their parents later.

Traffic policemen detained a driver who was in a drunken state at the wheel of a vehicle carrying visitors in the area of the Gromov Institute. The driver was barred from driving. Police filed a report about the administrative offence case.

There were no public order violations.

When the visitors were examined at the check points, four traumatic handguns with nine bullets for them, 26 tear gas pocket units, 501 stabbing or cutting items (not arms), and an electric shocker were taken away, registered and returned to the owners when they left the site.

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