Airport police resumes sweeps for homeless

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Police at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport was ordered to renew sweeps of homeless in the wake of mounting concerns about sanitary conditions and the increasing number of vagrants.

The rules spelled out by police command include questioning individuals who sleep at the complex. If they cannot produce a ticket or otherwise indicate any business at the airport, then the individual will be directed to one of the service providers. If they refuse, police will arrest the person.

The renewed sweeps started Tuesday morning. Several individuals were arrested.

Even before the weather turned bitterly cold, the numbers of homeless increased. Part of the reason is believed to be the closure of a major shelter in Downtown Atlanta.

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