THE PUCK DROPS ON THE SPOKANE CHIEF'S HOME OPENER
SATURDAY AND THEIR FANS ARE GOING TO NOTICE SOME SECUIRTY
CHANGES AT THE SPOKANE ARENA.
THAT'S WHERE KXLY FOUR'S JEFF HUMPHREY IS WORKING
FOR YOU WITH A LOOK AT NEW METAL DETECTORS THERE.
AND THESE ARE VERY SIMILAR TO THE MAGNETOMETERS YOU
SEE AT THE COURT HOUSE OR THE AIRPORT.
THEY ARE THE WALK THROUGH VARIETY THAT TODAY PICKED
UP ON MY POCKET KNIFE.
BUT DID NOT ALERT ON A BELT BUCKLE.
ARENA MANAGERS WANT TO KEEP THE PUBLIC AND THEIR EMPLOYEES
SAFE, BUT PRESSURE TO INSTAL THE METAL DETECTORS REALLY
CAME FROM PERFORMERS.
EVERYONE FROM JAMES TAYLOR TO THE DISNEY ON ICE CREW
KNOW IT'S A VIOLENT WORLD OUT THERE AND THEY DON'T
WANT TO BE TARGETS UP THERE ON THE STAGE.
THE ARENA STAFF SAYS AS THEY GET USED TO USING THE
NEW EQUIPMENT, FANS NEED TO SHOW UP AN HOUR EARLY
JUST TO MAKE SURE GUESTS CAN GET TO THEIR SEATS AND
DON'T MISS A MINUTE OF THE ACTION.
we're not trying to inconvenince anybody, but as we
work through this, i mean we have a 22 year history
of operating without metal detectors.
now we are here in the 21rst century and we're using
it's gonna take a little bit, but we';re going to
be dialed in a lot more than some people might expect,
and certainly in the next couple months we'll get
a lot better at it
SO THERE ARE MULTIPLE MAGNETOMETERS AT EACH ARENA
YOUR CONCEALED WEAPONS PERMIT WILL NOT ALLOW YOU TO
BYPASS THE METAL DETECTOR.
EVEN FOLDING KNIVES ARE NO LONGER PERMITTED.
REPORTING AT THE ARENA, JEFF HUMPHREY, KXLY FOUR.