In addition to the metal detectors, TSA-like pat-downs and massive video surveillance at Super Bowl XLVIII, there will also be members of the US military and hidden snipers.
“If you have an active shooter or you have anyone who may have a bomb, snipers have a better angle then anyone who is on the ground to actually hit that target," Former FBI agent Jonathan Gilliam told My 9 NJ (video below).
"It’s an entire team that communicates," added Gilliam. "You have individuals who are at high altitudes inside the arena and then you have individuals that are on the ground moving in and around the crowd."
My 9 NJ also defended the snipers at Met Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. with this assurance: "The snipers will just be doing their job so fans can have an enjoyably safe experience."
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According to CBS News, Super Bowl security also includes hundreds of US military, law enforcement and federal agencies. There will also be six thousand more personnel outside the stadium.
While CBS News touted the military presence, the news network failed to mention the Posse Comitatus Act, which does not allow the US Army to be used to enforce laws on US citizens except when "authorized by the Constitution or Act of Congress."