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Police: Every available officer will be downtown for CMA festival

Posted: Updated: June 4, 2013 04:14 PM
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -

Thousands of people are flocking to Nashville this week for the CMA music festival.

The event officially starts Thursday, but visitors are already downtown, which means security is already a concern.

In light of the Boston Marathon, security is a top concern.

Central Precinct Commander Jason Reinbold is aware of the "what if" scenarios.

He said that it shouldn't be a concern due to the resources they have downtown and that are not currently any credible threats.

Reinbold also said that Metro police will have every available resource working the CMA festival.

"What we have in place is mounted officers and motorcycles and bike officers. We will have foot patrols and we also have a sky cop, a trailer with a camera that we elevate on a tripod almost 30 feet birds eye view of crowds," he explained.

No firearms or weapons are permitted anywhere near the festival grounds, but there are a lot of other prohibited items festival goers should know about, such as back packs and bags bigger than 12 x 12 x 12 inches are not allowed.

To read more about CMA security measures and other frequently asked questions, visit their Web site.

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