Officials say more security needed around some Pan Am venues
Codi Wilson, CP24.com
Published Tuesday, July 7, 2015 5:29AM EDT
Last Updated Tuesday, July 7, 2015 8:13AM EDT
Officials for the Pan Am Games are working to beef up security around some of the venues before the event officially gets underway on Friday.
According to Pan Am spokesperson Neala Barton, during a routine inspection of the fence around the Pan Am Park, officials discovered that more security measures were needed.
Barton said work is now being completed to fix the issue.
“We are committed to providing a safe environment for spectators, media, athletes, employees and volunteers and to ensure all of our venues can be accessed safely,” Barton said in a written statement issued to CP24.
The Pan Am Park is home to five competition venues, including Exhibition Centre and Exhibition Stadium, and the primary media centre for the games is located on the perimeter.
Officials also say that as a precaution, a second security sweep will be conducted around Pan Am Park venues.
This is expected to be completed before the media centre is slated to open as scheduled (Tuesday) morning,” Barton added.
“At this point, we have no reason to believe there is a security threat.”