Security Will be Tight at Chicago Blackhawks Rally

By: AP
By: AP

CHICAGO (AP) -- Security will be tight at the Chicago Blackhawks parade on Friday.

Chicago police said Wednesday that they'll deploy uniformed and undercover officers and use bomb-sniffing dogs at the event scheduled to celebrate the Blackhawks' Stanley Cup win. Police also say they'll be searching backpacks and large bags, so they're asking fans not to bring them. Officials also say there will be zero-tolerance for alcohol along the parade route or in Grant Park at the rally.

Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy says the same police team that planned for last year's NATO summit has been planning the Blackhawks rally for weeks. McCarthy says his department has been talking with law enforcement in Boston to see what they learned after a bombing at the Boston Marathon earlier this year.


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