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Peru Police Chief Doug Bernabei has posted a new message that asks all Peru businesses to close at 5:00 today. He stresses that much of the flurry of social-media rumors and speculation can’t be verified, but the department must take the information seriously, just in case.

Bernabei says he’s calling in all off-duty police officers to act as security for Peru businesses.

Finally, the chief points out that there was, indeed, an unrelated and potentially serious incident near the Peru Mall over the noon hour. During that incident, Peru Police detained a number of people. Bernabei says this incident is not connected to anything related to the George Floyd death, but rather it was a domestic related dispute and there is no threat to public safety.

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