Tighter security at San Diego outdoor concerts in wake of Las Vegas tragedy

Hyper vigilance expected
Posted at 8:57 PM, Oct 06, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-07 09:09:38-04

CHULA VISTA, Calif. (KGTV) -- We've become accustomed to stepping through metal detectors and placing anything metal in trays for security to check.  It's standard procedure for concerts, ballgames, airports; it's the time we live in.

But with the Las Vegas tragedy so fresh in our minds, it's going to be even more stringent getting through security and to your seat at two major outdoor concerts this weekend.

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Wayne Spees of Workplace Guardians, Inc. speculated, "My guess is the venue itself is going to be more vigilant now; the planning that security teams are doing, police are doing, they all recognize what people are thinking right now and they're going to be hyper-vigilant as well."

Chula Vista Police advised that concert-goers be prepared for metal detectors, bag searches, and physical pat-downs.  Essentially, think ahead; don't bring anything you don't need.

And always be aware of your surroundings.

"If there's anything suspicious, report it," Spees said. "Tell police, tell security officers if something's not right so they can get ahead of it and then enjoy the concerts."

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