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Des Moines adding 20 security cameras to skywalk system following October attack

Skywalks span 8th Street in downtown Des Moines on April 10, 2011 (Cropped photo: Wikimedia Commons/Dsmspence/&lt;a href=&quot;<br />https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/deed.en&quot;&gt;CC BY-SA 3.0&lt;/a&gt;)
Skywalks span 8th Street in downtown Des Moines on April 10, 2011 (Cropped photo: Wikimedia Commons/Dsmspence/&lt;a href=&quot;<br />https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/deed.en&quot;&gt;CC BY-SA 3.0&lt;/a&gt;)(KCRG)
Published: Jan. 6, 2020 at 4:41 AM CST
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The City of Des Moines says 20 new surveillance cameras will make its skywalk system safer.

The cameras will monitor blind spots, according to KCCI.

This comes after a group of teenagers attacked a 20-year-old in the skywalk in October. Surveillance video helped police make

The department says the cameras will help with more than just crime.

"We could have a child lost in the skywalk where these will come in handy," said Des Moines Police Sergeant Paul Parizek. "An elderly person wanders off, a theft--there's going to be so many good things that come out of this investment."

The project costs $175,000.

The city hopes the new cameras will make people feel more comfortable in the skywalks.

to read the full story from KCCI.

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