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DETROIT (AP) - Security is being upgraded for an annual fireworks display in downtown Detroit.

Mayor Dave Bing said Wednesday that city officials don’t want “anything” like the Boston Marathon bombing to occur at the June 24 event that draws hundreds of thousands of people to Detroit’s riverfront.

No one will be admitted onto Belle Isle until 2 p.m. on the day of the fireworks show. All coolers and packages brought into Hart Plaza downtown will be checked for weapons and other contraband. A 6 p.m. emergency curfew also will be in effect for unaccompanied minors aged 17 and younger.

Other agencies, including U.S. Customs and Border Patrol and Homeland Security, will assist city police during the event.

Three people were killed and more than 260 wounded in the April 15 Boston bombing.

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