NFL to increase stadium security measures in wake of Paris attacks
The NFL announced it will increase security and law enforcement presence inside and outside stadiums in the wake of the Paris terror attacks.
In a statement released Saturday, the NFL said it is closely monitoring the events in Paris, during which a suicide bomber attempted to attack the Stade de France during an international friendly between France and Germany. The NFL has been in communication with the FBI and Homeland Security since the attack.
The NFL said its current security and safety measures have been “certified and designated by the Department of Homeland Security since 2008 as effective anti-terrorism technology.” All NFL teams currently use mandatory metal detector screening and other perimeter security measures.
At least 120 people were killed in Paris on Friday, the deadliest attack in France since World War II. The Stade de France was a target, but security personnel turned away a suicide bomber after discovering his explosive best.