Cleveland police chiefCalvin Williams said fans attending Monday night's Cavaliers playoff game against the Pacers will be safe.
The city has been on edge since Sunday afternoon when a man identified as Steve Stephens, shot and killed Robert Godwin, a passerby who was at the wrong place at the wrong time. Stephens then uploaded video of the killing to Facebook, where he warned he had killed several others. Police have only verified one killing.
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As for the Cavs game, Williams said there will be normal security and"above that" for the big event. The chief seemed confident in everyone attending being safe.
The Pacers team also took precautions the night of the killing.
"We were instructed to stay put because of the situation that was happening last night," Indiana coach Nate McMillan said Monday during team shootaround. "Security was on top of that. He sent out the message to stay put. We got security at the hotel to make sure that guys were safe. There might have been a few people that were out, including family members that we made sure we got security to them. Our guy was right on top of that, everybody came out okay, which was the main thing."
Stephens has been on the run ever since killing Godwin, and police said he could have left the city entirely. In Monday morning's briefing, police admitted they don't know his whereabouts, so he could still be in the city.