Securing the World Series: Chicago Police Team with Feds to Protect Game

Vehicle searches were the first step to securing Game 2 of the World Series. The game, which was held at U.S. Cellular Field ("the Cell") in Chicago, saw security largely conducted by Chicago police forces.

Vehicles of attendees were stopped and searched at random, and the security policy continued at the gates where attendees' bags and coats were searched to prevent the access of unauthorized items from entering the Cell.

All told, the security went over without a hitch. Chicago's police brought in forces from the FBI, the ATF, the Secret Service and the U.S. Marshals to participate in security operations. Unticketed fans were told to stay away from the game, and according to reports from the Associated Press and the Chicago Tribune newspaper, police were using security "bubbles" -- through which only ticketed fans could enter.

AP photographers Darron Cummings and Amy Sancetta caught a little glimpse of the security action for Game 2, presented at right.