Saturday, February 4, 2012

Super Bowl 2012 Security Patrols Use Robots, Toxin Monitors, F-16s

ABC News

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Weeks before this year's Super Bowl championship contenders were set, massive security teams were hard at work to secure the city of Indianapolis, deploying some of the most advanced defense technologies ever used at the big game.

The U.S. military, police and federal agencies, including NORAD and Customs and Border Protection, all have officers on the ground, who specialize in multiple types of emergency situations.

ABC News was granted exclusive access to the men and women whose jobs are to worry about the worst-case scenarios, from terrorist assaults to pickpockets.

Indianapolis is unique in some ways because almost all Super Bowl activities are downtown, not spread out over many venues as past Super Bowl events in other cities have been. With roughly 70,000 fans expected to watch the New York Giants face off with the New England Patriots this weekend, police estimate that more than 140,000 people will cram into the downtown area, which authorities said could be the highest concentration of people ever for a Super Bowl...[Full Article]

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