PASADENA, Calif. – Authorities say they have learned valuable lessons from the March terrorist attack in Brussels, ramping up security for the Pasadena’s 128th annual Rose Parade with barricades, security checkpoints and other measures that they do not disclose.
Pasadena police chief Phillip Sanchez told reporters Wednesday the measures include water-filled barriers in some streets. He adds that such barricades are designed to stop would-be terrorists from crashing cars in busy areas.
Bomb-sniffing dogs will also be deployed on the parade and the 103rd annual Rose Bowl football game that follows.
The police work with the Secret Service, Homeland Security, the FBI and numerous other agencies to ensure the safety at the events, which are attended by hundreds of thousands per year.
Authorities are also asking people to call police if they something suspicious.