Security Measures Underway For Made In America Festival


IF YOU KNOW THIS SUSPECT, PLEASE CALL POLICE. SIXTH ANNUAL MADE IN MUSICAL FESTIVAL IS GETTING READY TO TAKE OVER THE PARKWAY. AS FANS ARE GEARING UP LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT IS CRACKING DOWN. JOE HOLDEN LIVE OUTSIDE THE POLICE HEADQUARTERS WITH SECURITY MEASURES AND ROAD CLOSURES. JOE, GOOD AFTERNOON. RAHEL, GOOD AFTERNOON. PHILADELPHIA POLICE DETAILED HANDLING OF THE EVENT MADE IN AMERICA AT AT A NEWS CONFERENCE A SHORT TIME AGO. WE KNOW THOUSANDS WILL BE ALONG THE PARKWAY AND THE QUESTION OF WEATHER OF COURSE STILL HANGS IN THE BALANCE FOR THE THREE-DAY EVENT. CREWS HAVE BEEN BUSY SETTING UP THE FENCES AND THE STAGING IN THE AREA ALONG THE BEN FRANKLIN PARKWAY. POLICE SAY THIS WILL BE A SECURE PERIMETER AND ONLY THOSE WITH TICKETS WILL ALLOWED TO ENTER. PHILADELPHIA POLICE WILL ASSIST THE PRIVATE SECURITY FIRM THAT WILL HANDLE RESPONSE INSIDE THAT FENCED OFF ZONE WE’RE TOLD THERE’S A LENGTHY LIST OF RESTRICTIONS ON WHAT YOU WILL BE ALLOWED TO BRING IN. JUST A WORD TO THE WISE IT WILL BE SIMILAR TO WHEN YOU WOULD ENTER THE LINC FOR, SAY, AN EAGLES GAME. POLICE SAY THEY ADAPT THEIR PLAN BASED ON THE CURRENT CLIMATE WITH AN EMPHASIS ON MAKING SURE THESE EVENTS GO OFF AS SAFELY AND SMOOTHLY AS POSSIBLE. ANY TIME WE HAVE AN EVENT, WHETHER IT’S AND EAGLES GAME, A PHILLIES GAME OR PARADE, THERE’S A HOMELAND SECURITY ASPECT WITH OUR SECURITY PLAN. I’M NOT GOING TO GET INTO DETAILS ABOUT HOW WE CHANGE THINGS. WE’RE CONSTANTLY UPDATING AND CHANGING HOW WE POLICE THINGS AND HOW WE LOOK AT THING. IT’S THE TIMES WE LIVE IN. Reporter: AND ONCE AGAIN, TALKING TRAFFIC, WE WILL SEE THAT SQUEEZE ALONG THE AREA AROUND THE ART MUSEUM AS THIS PLACE TAKES OVER LANES OF TRAFFIC FINAL STREET CLOSURES WILL GO EFFECT LATER IN THE W WEEK. AND HEADS UP FOR THOSE USING RIDE SHARING SERVICES. THEY JUST DON’T WANT PEOPLE GETTING DUMPED OFF ANYWHERE, DROPPED OFF AND PICKED UP. THAT COULD AFFECT TRAFFIC SO THERE WILL BE PARTICULAR ZONES WHERE PEOPLE USING UBER AND LYFT WILL BE ABLE TO GET OUT SAME GOES FOR TAXIS. MUCH MORE COMING UP ON PLANS FOR MADE IN AMERICA STARTING ON “EYEWITNESS NEWS” AT 5:00. I WILL SEE YOU THEN. REPORTING LIVE OUTSIDE POLICE HEADQUARTERS, JOE HOLDEN, CBS3