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LSU police increase security for weekend festivities

1 year 6 months 2 weeks ago May 21, 2015 May 21, 2015 Thursday, May 21 2015 May 21, 2015 8:37 AM in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Joe Hagan

BATON ROUGE- Huge crowds will be pouring into Tiger Stadium over the weekend for a bevy of musical performances. LSU police say they're gearing up for the increased attendance.

Taylor Swift will kick off the festivities Friday night with a performance in Tiger Stadium. She'll be followed by the Bayou Country Superfest which starts on Saturday. Police are telling people that plan to attend the event, to expect thousands of fans, tailgating, and heavy traffic.

LSU police have beefed up security in anticipation of the event.

"We have a lot of security protocols that go into place, including the use of explosive K-9's throughout the event," said LSU Police Captain, Cory Lalonde. "We have K-9s from Baton Rouge city, state police, and the fire marshal's office that will be assisting this weekend."

"There will be alcohol sales inside, and we always encourage people to drink moderately," Lalonde said. We want them to have fun, but we don't want that fun to get to a point where it gets out of hand."

Officers will also be helping out with traffic to make sure it runs as smoothly as possible. About 180 officers will work from each day.

 

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