Wednesday, June 2, 2010
Lax security at CitiField
From Fox 5:
This Fox 5 report is not about security checkpoints where fans enter from all around the stadium, but instead it is about security checkpoints where Citi Field workers enter. One worker told Fox 5 he is concerned for his own safety along with thousands of fans on game day.
Trying to bring anything illegal past a security checkpoint at a Mets home game at Citi Field in Flushing, Queens, could mean jail time and fines. From pat downs and bag searches, security here is extremely tight. But if you walk just a few yards away from the left field entrance, there's an entrance for Citi Field workers only.
It's a spot where hundreds and hundreds of employees from concessions to cleaning crews gain access to the stadium. And according to a number of these employees, security here needs to be stepped up.
A source told Fox 5 News that there are no metal detectors, no pat downs, and barely any bag checks for employees, which raises security concerns for those employees and fans alike.