Pittsburgh Pirates increase security at PNC Park

Written by The Associated Press | Jun 15, 2013 7:11 AM

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(Pittsburgh) -- The Pittsburgh Pirates say they'll begin using metal detector wands to search fans as part of an overall effort to beef up security at PNC Park in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombing.

The team says the metal detectors will be the most visible of several additional security measures.

The organization is asking fans to avoid bringing unnecessary metal objects to games to speed up the screening process.

Spokesman Brian Warecki says the team re-evaluated its security after the April bombings that killed three people and injured more than 260.

Other security changes are being made, which the team isn't detailing.

Warecki says the Pirates "decided for a little inconvenience, it was worth the safety."

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