Security questions raised locally after Manchester bombing
While the US Department of Homeland Security says there is not any credible threat in the US after the bombing in Manchester, England, they do say police and security will increase patrols as a precaution.
Summerfest released a statement follow the bombing that said:
Milwaukee World Festival, Inc. sends our heartfelt sympathy to all those impacted by the events in Manchester, England.
In line with all other major venues and stadiums such as Miller Park, BMO Harris Bradley Center and Lambeau Field, Summerfest will continue to use metal detection and bag checks procedures that were fully implemented for Summerfest 2016. All visitors and employees will enter the festival through metal detection and should be prepared to comply with security screening requirements. All bags are subject to inspection, prior to entering the Summerfest grounds. No backpacks or bags larger than 9x10x12 will be allowed.
Summerfest has a comprehensive security plan that integrates multiple law enforcement agencies. The safety of Summerfest patrons continues to be our highest priority.
Meantime when it comes to the investigation in England, police say the bomber set off explosives near an exit outside the arena.
Witnesses say metal nuts and bolts covered the ground.
Police raided two apartment in Manchester Tuesday.
The bomber who died has been identified as 23 year old Salman Abedi.
Another person is under arrest. This person's connection to the bombing not yet made public.
CBS 58 News at Noon provided live team coverage from Manchester to venues closer to home.