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Extra security planned for LSU home football games

3 years 8 months 2 weeks ago September 05, 2013 Sep 5, 2013 Thursday, September 05 2013 September 05, 2013 10:00 PM in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Ryan Naquin

BATON ROUGE - The Boston Marathon Bombing is still on the minds of those watching over LSU football games and tailgates.

"Before the Boston bombing, most of these large events the concentration of security was the venue itself. Since the Boston bombing, now we have to look at more open air events," LSU Police Capt. Cory Lalonde said.

This year at Tiger Stadium, fans will see an increase of bomb dogs outside the stadium. In the past, dogs patrolled only inside the stadium.

"On game day, [fans] will probably see some of those dogs in the outer areas," Lalonde said.

There will also be an expansion of uniformed and undercover officers who will patrol areas normally crowded during game day, such as North Stadium Drive where the football team makes its walk down victory hill.

In prior years, police stayed near the stadium.

"When you have an event like LSU football, you not only have a stadium. You have tailgating. You have other events that go on outside the stadium. So we're focusing more security on those areas," Lalonde said.

Police Between 300-350 officers will constantly work their way through the campus this Saturday.


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