Increased police presence at Fenway in wake of Vegas shooting


Boston police are going to have a much larger presence this weekend around the city, and specifically Fenway Park, this weekend for Red Sox playoff games in light of the Las Vegas shooting.

Vegas gunman Steven Paddock, who killed 58 people Sunday night in Las Vegas, had researched various locations around the country - including Fenway Park - before his attack at a country music festival Sunday night. 

Police are going to use metal detectors, step up bag checks and do a full sweep of the park for explosives. A tactical team will be inside and outside of the stadium and undercover officers monitoring the crowds. The Red Sox host the Houston Astros in Game 3 of the ALDS on Sunday at 2:30 p.m. If a Game 4 is necessary, it would be Monday, Columbus Day, at 1 p.m. at Fenway.

"The world is changing every day and every time we have one these incidents we adjust our security plans and we adjust our policing," one official told NBC Boston. 




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