Hampton Beach, NH Police on Alert for Friday Night Party
Hampton police say they will have a heavy presence Friday night after receiving reports of a large gathering in the beach area.
The Seacoast will potentially begin a heat wave over the weekend with temperatures near 90 at least through Tuesday. Friday night's forecast has a slight chance of showers with temperatures in the 60s.
"You will see a large police presence in the area. We have not received any information regarding threats associated with this event but want you to know we are taking this seriously and will be strictly enforcing our laws," police wrote on their Facebook page.
A gathering in Hampton on May 26 that drew 500 people and several fights in response to an "invitation" on TikTok led the state to make additional resources available during the summer season, according to Gov. Chris Sununu. It's part of a strategy between local, county and state law enforcement agencies.
“With the summer fast approaching and good weather expected, the New Hampshire State Police are committed to supporting our communities to ensure a safe and enjoyable environment for all residents and visitors to our great state,” said State Police Colonel Nathan Nathan Noyes. “Troopers will continue to provide enhanced staffing to the town of Hampton and Hampton Beach throughout the summer. The safety and security of our residents and those that vacation in New Hampshire is our top priority.”