BOSTON (CBS/AP) — The Red Sox and the city of Boston have increased security at Fenway Park playoff for Game 3 of the AL Division Series against the Houston Astros.

A Red Sox spokesman confirmed that the police presence was a response to news reports that the Las Vegas shooter had looked for a hotel room overlooking Fenway before going on his killing spree in Nevada.

fenway Increased Security At Fenway Park For Red Sox Playoff Game


Fans were asked to arrive early because of additional screening to enter the ballpark. Those that spoke with WBZ-TV were okay with the upgrade.

“It’s fine. I travel a lot, it’s just like it is at the airport,” a man said.

One woman said, “It’s just the way it is these days, so we just kind of expect it. I’m okay with it, we have to go on doing the things we enjoy.”

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A police officer using binoculars at Fenway Park Sunday (WBZ-TV)

Law enforcement officers stood guard on the ballpark roof, scanning the neighborhood through binoculars, as the game got underway.

Red Sox spokesman Kevin Gregg said the team was not responding to a specific threat.

The Bruno Mars concert at the TD Garden earlier this weekend also had increased security.

(© Copyright 2017 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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