Statement from Councilwoman Rachel M. Miller and Representative John J. Lombardi on Incident at Nara

This morning we find ourselves deeply saddened about a violent act on Federal Hill resulting in the loss of a life. It is incomprehensible how anyone could act against another in this manner.

We extend our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of the victim.

Over the last several months we, in our capacities as State Representative and Providence City Councilor, Ward 13, we have been working diligently with the Providence Police Department on issues that impact life, health, and safety on Federal Hill.

We know the determination the police, city leaders and businesses have to keep Federal Hill and all areas of the city safe. We thank members of the Federal Hill Commerce, residents, city leaders, and the Providence Police for working with us and working together over the last five months.

This appears to be an isolated incident at a long standing establishment, where a violent act took place between two patrons as part of interpersonal dispute.

We will be in contact with Chief Clements to offer any assistance he may require, and to learn more details about what took place during this altercation.

We want to assure residents and visitors alike that the beautiful historic Federal Hill is a safe place to visit with your friends and family. Please join us during the upcoming Columbus Day festivities and what will be the start of fall and the holiday season.

Rachel M. Miller – Providence City Council – Councilwoman, Ward 13

Representative John J. Lombardi – Rhode Island General Assembly – District 8, Providence

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