Shooting Prompts Security Assessment at Camden

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In light of the horrific shooting in Las Vegas this past weekend, the Baltimore Orioles might be looking to reassess security measures at Camden Yards.

Vernon Conaway Jr., the head of security at Maryland Stadium Authority, told board members Tuesday that he had contacted the Orioles about enhancing security next season.

Conway told The Baltimore Sun that the Las Vegas shooting brought him to the realization that event security extends well beyond the confines of the venue.

From ABKeeping Your Venue Safe from Terrorist Threats

The Sun’s report notes that the historic Camden Yards is overlooked by the Hilton Hotel and other structures, such as the Pandora Building in downtown Baltimore. In the past, security had primarily focused on the Hilton’s balconies and open windows, but Conaway said that there may be more to consider.

Conaway said that stadiums are hard places to secure because people don’t have a lot of places to take cover, but he maintained that the best advice remains, “evacuate, shelter and as a last resort you have to defend or protect yourself.”

Maryland’s Stadium Authority may also be looking at additional security measures at M&T Stadium where the Baltimore Ravens play. 

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