VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) - Tourists spoke with WAVY.com about their reactions to last weekend's violence at the Oceanfront.
Officials told WAVY.com more than 300 911 calls to the area went out Saturday night, which drew thousands of young people for a bar crawl and a "Beach Week" event.
"We were driving down 17th Street and saw all of the police cars and stuff," said Harry, a tourist from Pennsylvania. "I think [police] were overwhelmed because there were a lot of people here this weekend for a lot of events that were going on. I think they were overwhelmed."
Jerry, from DC said the events don't change his plans to come back to the Beach.
"You can't get away from crime. It's not going to sway me from coming down here. We're from the DC area so we're accustomed to that kind of stuff," Jerry said.
Adriene, a tourist from Chicago, agrees.
"It was just an isolated incident of just one time. So I just feel that it was just different. It was unexpected but talking to locals it's just something very out of the normal," Adriene said.
Charges have been made in a domestic abuse investigation involving a 74-year-old woman in Elizabeth City.
Witnesses tell WAVY.com the attack of a shopper was the cause of a heavy police presence at the Ross department store at Military Circle in Norfolk Wednesday night.
Drivers traveling between Hatteras Island and the mainland were forced to use an emergency ferry Wednesday, following the sudden closure of the Bonner Bridge Tuesday.