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Greenville City Leaders Look For Solution After Recent Downtown Violence

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A popular Upstate trail is still bustling this weekend, even after a string of attacks, that started weeks ago. Greenville Police tell 7 On Your Side they will continue to have one officer patrolling the trail.

7 On Your Side reported earlier this week that some city council members support having more officers patrol the Swamp Rabbit Trail. This, after a woman was assaulted there and other recent reports of robberies and shots fired.

7 On Your Side went out on the Swamp Rabbit Trail Saturday, to ask people if they were planning on changing how they use the trail, after the recent violence.

Many said they are already cautious and have ways of protecting themselves.

Katie Nordstrom said she will not walk on the trail alone. She said having a dog with her or her husband by her side, makes her feel more comfortable.

Her husband Joel said he prefers she take a friend, because the woman who was attacked, was alone.

Others like Emily Izard carry pepper spray with them at all times. She said she takes it on her key chain and holds it in her hand, while running on the trail.

Being off the trail by sunset was important to many people on the paths this weekend. It was a tip suggested by law enforcement as well.

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