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Law enforcement and first-responders have set up an operations center.

Atlanta Police Deputy Chief Rene Probst told FOX 5 that the center has 50 agencies represented and police are already deployed to the race area.

" We have officers on the race route. We've secured the race route as far as, you know, doing sweeps and that sort of thing, so they are monitoring the race route, and we'll do that throughout the night, as well as the end of the race route," Probst said.

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The center will be operational in 12-hour shifts until after the fireworks at Lenox Square on Thursday night.

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