More Security at Coachella Fest After Boston Attack
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CREATED Apr. 17, 2013
INDIO - More security and more alertness.
That's what the Indio Police Department has in store for this weekend's Coachella Festival.
"The security staff will be checking bags; the parking attendants will be looking for anything that looks out of place; our law enforcement officers will be inside and around the venue," said Ben Guitron from the Indio Police Department.
These extra measures come after the recent bombing attacks at the Boston Marathon. Indio police hopes to prevent anything serious from happening at Coachella Fest, which draws around one hundred thousand people.
"We're making sure it's a good experience, a safe experience and we're going to try to continue so it's stays that way," said Guitron.
Despite the precautions taken, some people are still shaken after the Boston incident such as Thomas White, who flew from his hometown of Boston to attend Coachella.
"It can happen seriously anywhere, you know things happen in new york in chicago and all over the place so yeah it's scary," said White. He added that this weekend he will be extra careful.
"Just kind of scan the crowd a little bit, if anything does look a little weird or out of place then maybe bring that to someone's attention," expressed White.
Security companies such as Staff Pro will also have tighter measures in place this weekend. Along with law enforcement officers, they will be more vigilant for anything that looks out of place. The number one priority is the public's safety.
"I can assure you that we're well-staffed, we're prepared, we want to continue to make it a safe, beautiful festival like it's been," said Guitron.