LAPD to raise presence at Dodger Stadium following Boston Marathon bombing

Photo by Scott Fajack

Dodger fans arriving at tonight’s home game against the San Diego Padres might notice more officers as well as the LAPD bomb squad and police dogs in the wake of today’s deadly blasts at the Boston Marathon.  The additional precautions were announced by Chief Charlie Beck as part of increased security at sporting events, the L.A.Times reports. Said the Times story:

“We will be increasing deployment at all scheduled sporting events in the near future,” Beck said.  “I’ve already been in contact with the Dodgers about this.”

Tonight’s game includes several activities planned to commemorate Jackie Robinson Day.


  1. did anyone else notice that they blocked off the area around Stadium Way & Academy to through traffic? This was very inconvenient and they never used to do this in previous years that I can recall – at least they used to let local traffic through to turn left on Academy into EP area – but tonight it was completely blocked. Anyone know if it’s now standard or just for tonight?

    • your conscience @ ep

      Do you not know what is going on here or what? Read the article and put the pieces of the puzzle together. And they called me an idiot, please!

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