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Security on land, water protecting Super Bowl fans

By The Associated Press

This article was published February 2, 2014 at 4:48 p.m.

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Football fans cheer at the Secaucus Junction, Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, in Secaucus, N.J. The Seattle Seahawks are scheduled to play the Denver Broncos in the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII football game on Sunday evening at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

EAST RUTHERFORD — An array of security features is greeting fans heading to the Super Bowl at MetLife Stadium.

From sharpshooters on top of buildings to boats patrolling the rivers around the stadium, roughly 100 agencies are involved in some way Sunday for the first Super Bowl held in the New York-New Jersey area.

Security personnel also include the four-legged variety. Dozens of bomb-sniffing dogs are checking cars as they enter the complex and sniffing bags of credentialed media members.

New Jersey State Police Superintendent Rick Fuentes says there have been a few minor incidents by mid-afternoon, but that operations had gone smoothly. The weather has cooperated, too, with temperatures in the upper 40s.

By 4 p.m. more than 22,000 people had taken trains to the game, a record for New Jersey Transit.

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