Super-sized scanners to secure Lucas Oil Stadium

Jan. 25, 2012
Machines to be used to scan semi-trucks

INDIANAPOLIS-- Security officials are taking super-sized safety precautions ahead of this year's Super Bowl.

Homeland Security officials brought larger-than-life X-ray machines into Indianapolis to help scan the countless semi-trucks that will make deliveries to Lucas Oil Stadium.

A three-person crew, a high-tech sensor and a robotic arm work together to expose what possible offenders may want to hide from law enforcement officers, said David Karmin with Customs and Border Patrol.

"Our job is to safeguard the event, as well as the people coming to the city of Indianapolis for the Super Bowl," Karmin said.

CPB Official Brian Bell said the mobile X-ray system can see through at least six inches of steel, RTV6's Rafael Sanchez reported.

"We can detect people, handguns and rifles," Bell said. "You'd be a fool to bring something into that stadium that you shouldn't. We're going to catch it."

Officials said the machine can scan at least six semi-trucks within minutes, and they don't expect the security scans to delay other vehicles getting into Lucas Oil Stadium.

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