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Safety and Security Recent Incidents: April 7

A roundup of recent headlines in the world of safety and security, including several incidents right here in the United States.

Kentucky Fans Set Fires in the Streets Following Final Four Loss

Thousands of Kentucky fans shared the suspense, and then the grief, of Saturday night's game after cramming into bars, yards and viewing parties at the Kentucky Theatre and elsewhere…

City officials said 31 people had been arrested, and at least three people had been taken to hospitals. The city said police used pepper spray to break up some fights, and the city brought street sweepers in to defuse the crowd about 2 a.m. City officials described the crowd as "rowdy, and at times hostile."

[KentuckySports.com]


New MLB Security Measures Implemented at Dodger Stadium

This year, all 30 Major League Baseball teams are having their fans walk through magnetometers or get screened with a hand-held metal detector. Fans are being encouraged to arrive early to minimize wait times. Fans will not be required to remove their belts, shoes, jackets, wallets, keys or coins before walking through the metal detectors.

"I think it's safer that way you don't have to be worrying about people sneaking in things they shouldn't be sneaking in," said Dodgers fan Darwin Minisee. "For our safety, it's good."

[ABC]


Soccer Fans Throw Beer, Run Onto Field at Arrowhead Stadium

Arrowhead Stadium hosted a soccer match between Mexico and Paraguay on Tuesday night and things got a little out of hand as a some fans were arrested for running onto the field (I mean the pitch) and others started throwing beer.

The KC Star's Sam McDowell described the scene like this: "...multiple fans charged onto the pitch as players departed the field. The fans were tackled by security officers and subsequently handcuffed, prompting some fans to throw beer bottles on the field."

[ArrowheadPride]


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