NFL says Super Bowl will be one of safest places in the country

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - The NFL says Tampa's Raymond James Stadium will be one of the safest places in the United States when the Super Bowl is played Sunday.

The FBI, Customs and Border Protection and numerous other
federal agencies will assist local police in protecting players and

Milton Ahlerich, the NFL's vice president for security, said at a news conference Monday that the heavy security for this year's
game will be typical of every Super Bowl since the Sept. 11, 2001,
terrorist attacks.

Officials declined to say how many total personnel will be involved.

But at least 20 different federal agencies will be handling duties ranging from protecting airspace to arresting people selling counterfeit merchandise.

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