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Encore increases security, adds other protocols following violent incidents

“Once aware of any issue, we immediately take the necessary steps to rectify the situation."

Encore Boston Harbor. Pat Greenhouse / The Boston Globe, File

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After one man was shot and injured following an altercation at the Encore Boston Harbor casino and another was stabbed and injured within it recently, the business is increasing its security and protocols.

“We have zero tolerance for irresponsible or unsafe behavior anywhere on our property,” a statement from the casino said. “Once aware of any issue, we immediately take the necessary steps to rectify the situation. We have enhanced our policies and protocols to further underscore the importance of physical distancing and safety.”

Now, the casino will have security at elevators to make sure only guests are heading up to hotel rooms and that no more than four people get into an elevator at any time. Security will also walk through hotel floors to patrol and monitor, an email from a spokesperson said.

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No more than six people are allowed to stay in a hotel room, and, if a room is found to have more than the limit, the guests will be kicked out of the hotel and the registered guest will face a $1,000 fine, the email said.

The increased safety measures and new rules come after a man was stabbed and injured near a cashier area following an apparent altercation around 2 a.m. Thursday. A 30-year-old Natick man, David E. Guante, is facing related charges.

Last Sunday, two men argued in a lobby. Then, Daryl Brown, 29, of Randolph, allegedly shot the victim in his vehicle while driving his own vehicle. Brown is facing multiple charges, including armed assault with intent to murder.

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