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Super Bowl security massive: New Jersey officials

Super Bowl security massive: New Jersey officials

Published on Jan 16, 2014 6:37 AM

EAST RUTHERFORD, New Jersey (REUTERS) - Law enforcement officials said on Wednesday, Jan 15, 2014, they have looked at every possible contingency to prepare for the threat of crime, severe weather or attack during the Super Bowl in New Jersey, one of the largest and most-watched sporting events in the world.

More than 80,000 fans are expected to attend the Feb 2 football extravaganza at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, deemed to be the first mass transit Super Bowl because the stadium across the Hudson River from Manhattan is accessible by train and bus.

Another 400,000 people will be travelling to the region for surrounding events.

"We are approaching this basically from an air, land and sea concept," said Lieutenant Colonel Edward Cetnar of the New Jersey State Police at a security briefing held at the stadium. "Every counter-measure that we have is going to be put into place for the game."

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