Security Stepped up at Memorial Day Concert

10:16 PM, May 26, 2013   |    comments
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WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- U.S. Capitol Police say they've stepped up their operations for the annual Memorial Day Concert on the West Lawn of the Capitol.

Officials wouldn't divulge sensitive tactical information, but USCP spokesman Offc. Shennel Antrobus said, "Additional security measures are in place to ensure the security and safety of those in attendance tonight."

The concert is the first major event held on the National Mall since the bombings in Boston.

Washington is often times a year round target for acts of terrorism and that has many people on edge however many of the concert goers we spoke to say it's their patriotic duty as Americans to participate in event like the Memorial Day Concert despite concerns.

DC resident Dave Catarious told us he felt safe at the event. He said, "It makes you wonder when you see things like this, but coming down here with such an increased police presence we've already noticed there aren't any garbage cans around."

By the time it was all over police reported no major incidents or problems at the concert.

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