Extra police officers and private security guards will staff Saturday night’s UCLA football game at the Rose Bowl — a response to Friday’s deadly terrorist attacks in Paris, officials said Saturday.
Around 70,000 fans are expected to be in attendance when the Bruins take on Washington State at 7:45 p.m. in their home finale.
“I don’t want to release specifics (in the increased amount),” said Lt. Art Chute of the Pasadena Police Department. “The general public doesn’t need to know how many will be out there.”
The 18th-ranked Bruins will be trying for their fourth straight win in pursuit of a possible spot in the Pac-12 Championship Game.
Police in Pasadena said that although no threats against the city have been identified, the department “is in ongoing communication with the Joint Terrorism Task Force and local law enforcement agencies.”
The FBI and U.S. Department of Homeland Security were closely monitoring the situation and won’t hesitate to adjust their security posture if deemed appropriate, according to officials at the FBI’s Los Angeles field office.
Other large gatherings in the Los Angeles area Saturday were also expected to draw increased security, including a Clippers game at Staples Center Saturday afternoon, a cricket match at Dodger Stadium Saturday evening, and Saturday’s holiday-themed concert and Christmas tree lighting at The Grove.
— Wire and staff reports