[Video] Snipers at the Super Bowl? Totally Normal
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Yep, snipers at the Super Bowl. That’s happening. However, don’t get out your tinfoil hat just yet. The placement of sharpshooters in and around the big game has been standard operating procedures for a while now.
According to the Fox NJ video above, snipers in elevated positions offer the best chance to stop any sort of threat that may be present during the game day festivities.
From the accompanying article,
Former FBI agent Jonathan Gilliam explains how snipers work in coordination with SWAT teams to give the fans and players ultimate safety.
“If you have an active shooter or you have anyone who may have a bomb. Snipers have a better angle then anyone who is on the ground to actually hit that target. It’s an entire team that communicates. You have individuals who are at high altitudes inside the arena and then you have individuals that are on the ground moving in and around the crowd,” he explained.
That’s some pretty nice hardware being shown in the video being used by previous Super Bowl snipers.
The above video also shows a sniper initiated hostage rescue operation being carried out. Not sure how much that really plays into the whole Super Bowl angle, but the news report included it nonetheless.
Photo Credit: Luhai Wong, Creative Commons License