Verizon Center to Ramp Up Security for Upcoming Events
WASHINGTON (CBSDC) – In response to Monday’s unfortunate events surrounding the Boston Marathon, security will be enhanced for upcoming events at the Verizon Center, officials say.
Below is a statement released by the Washington Capitals PR staff, which applies to all events scheduled at the arena – including Wizards games – for the foreseeable future:
As a result of yesterday’s events in Boston and after consulting with local law enforcement officials, Verizon Center security will be enhanced for upcoming events. We regularly consult with the Metropolitan Police Department, FBI, Joint Terrorism Task Force and the Department of Homeland Security, and our standard policy of bag searches and security wanding will continue at the entrances. We also will institute measures that will be readily visible to the public as well as some that are not, but all will add to the safety and security of our patrons. The safety of our fans and guests always has been and will continue to be our top priority.
-Verizon Center/Washington Capitals officials
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