ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - Bomb-sniffing dogs combed through Isotopes Park Saturday less than 24 hours after the second Boston marathon bombing suspect was arrested.
With thousands of fans about to fill the stands as the 'Topes host the Oklahoma City Redhawks, security was on the minds of event organizers.
But before the first fan spun a turnstile the Albuquerque Police Department bomb squad and U.S. marshals combed the stadium.
The two agencies and their bomb-sniffing dogs swept the entire park for about an hour looking at concessions, bathrooms, seats and more.
Officers on the bomb squad then made a second sweep through the stadium but found nothing suspicious.
And even though one Boston bombing suspect is dead and the other wounded and in custody, the explosives experts say what happened there underscores how they always need to be watching.
"You always have to, I guess, count on copycats," Officer James Williamson, an APD bomb tech, said. "If it happens, then we'll be ready for it, and that's why we're out here today, making sure the crowd is safe."
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