It’s a shame that they’re even needed, but dogs will be used to make sure the Super Bowl is bomb-free next weekend. They will be used to sniff out any explosives or firearms in and around the stadium. They will be using a crack team of dogs from the ATF. They are known as the best in the world.
While the Patriots and Seahawks are preparing for the epic battle that will be Super Bowl XLIX, Feb. 1 in Glendale, Ariz., another team is working to ensure the game will be a safe one: The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms has deployed its elite crew of Explosive Detection K9 teams to the city. They will be used at University of Phoenix Stadium, as well as at surrounding Super Bowl venues and at the Waste Management Golf Tournament.
Besides this and previous Super Bowls, the K9s have been used at Republican and Democratic National Conventions, the Presidential Inauguration, the G-8, the World Series, NASCAR events, and the Olympics.
“Risks from explosives incidents have become more familiar in today’s society,” said Phoenix ATF Special Agent in Charge Thomas G. Atteberry in a press release. “ATF has brought in additional resources in support of security efforts for the Super Bowl. The ATF canines are just one of the many tools law enforcement has in place to assure public safety.”
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