It’s early April and that means it’s time for baseball. But from now on, starting this year, baseball also means it’s time for metal detectors… at every single stadium around the country.
FOX News radio’s Jessica Rosenthal has more in today’s Securing America:
All Major League Baseball stadiums now have metal detectors except for Chicago’s Wrigley Field – theirs will be up later this year.
(Marciani) “We all became much more aware of our surroundings as a result of the Boston Marathon.”
Lou Marciani is the Director of the National Center for Spectator Sport Safety and Security.
(Marciani) “And one of the end results of it is the credentialing at access areas using megatometers or wanding.”
Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson says high profile sporting events are a no-brainer but for all games there needs to be a balance.
(Johnson) “I think the public cherishes freedom to go to public events without undue burden, unnecessarily long lines.”
Mark Camillo with Contemporary Services Corporation says the security minded know it’s not just people who are threats.
(Camillo) “They’re looking at things like severe weather… We also have to be cognizant of a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device.”
He says working with local cops is crucial, especially in securing areas outside the stadium, like parking lots.
Jessica Rosenthal, FOX News Radio.