NFL Increases Security After Paris Attacks Despite No Credible Threats
In response to Friday's attacks in Paris, the NFL has announced there will be increased security measures for this weekend's football games. It is, however, important to note that the NFL says there are no specific threats against NFL stadiums.
"We are closely monitoring events and have been in communication with the Department of Homeland Security and the FBI, which have informed us that there are no known threats against NFL stadiums," the NFL wrote in Saturday's statement.
The NFL has, however, decided to increase security at stadiums this week. There will be an increased security presence both inside and outside of stadiums this weekend. If you're going to the game, they're urging fans to not bring bags with them to the stadiums.
Both the New York Giants and Philadelphia Eagles will have home games tomorrow (Sunday, November 15). The Eagles will take on the Miami Dolphins at 1 pm at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia tomorrow. The Giants will take on the Patriots at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford. So it's likely that a lot of Ocean County residents are planning on heading to a game tomorrow.
"If it is essential to bring a bag, it must be in compliance with the clear bag policy which requires that it be made of clear plastic, vinyl or PVC and not exceed 12" x 6" x 12." It is important that all fans comply with these requirements," according to the NFL.
Port Authority police remain on a heightened alert at the New York-New Jersey crossings, as well as area airports and seaports in the wake of Friday’s mass-casualty terror attacks in Paris, but there are no known threats here in the United States at this time.