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Fans see stepped up security at Chargers game

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - In light of the recent terror attacks, the NFL is beefing up security in all of its stadiums. Chargers fans saw an increased police presence at Qualcomm during Sunday’s game against the Kansas City Chiefs, with officers placed throughout the stadium and parking lot.

The Chargers first told fans two seasons ago to bring all their game day items in a see-through bag. But now with increased security, they're taking it a step further and asking fans not to bring large bags on the property at all. 

"They can expect to see more uniformed police officers, more security guards. We're also going to have a contingent of undercover officers walking around the parking lot as well as security camera towers," said San Diego Police Lt. Paul Connelly.

Fans were asked to bring their contents in a clear, plastic, vinyl or PVC bag that does not exceed 12" x 6" x 12." Small clutch bags the size of a hand can be taken inside the stadium, but they must also be placed inside a clear bag.

“We don’t have any specific threats against Qualcom Stadium, however, in light of terrorism across the world these days, we want to make sure we are prepared,” said  Lt. Connelly.   

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Most fans took the security checks in stride, calling it a small price to pay for safety.

“I think safety first. You can’t take any chances. We live in a safe and wonderful country, but there’s a lot of danger out there. It’s a small sacrifice to make for everyone’s safety,” said Chargers fan Marianna Eledge. 

No issues were reported during Sunday’s game.

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