Families sob after city shuts down homeless camp

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Residents of a homeless encampment overlooking a busy interstate in St. Paul, Minnesota are on the move, looking for another place to stay after the City of St. Paul, the Minnesota Department of Transportation and Ramsey County shut the camp down Thursday.

Representatives from these organizations arrived at the encampment with St. Paul Police officers to make sure those living in tents or makeshift shelters on Cathedral Hill were packing up and moving on. 

St. Paul’s head of Safety and Inspections, Ricardo Cervantes, says that over the long-term, the tent city on the hill just became too dangerous, so the goal was to transport those living there to places they can be warm and safe.

“My worst worry is that someone is going to die. They’re gonna freeze,” Cervantes said.

Read more: https://kare11.tv/2A0S1L2

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