Fans in Baltimore for the Orioles game Tuesday saw a heightened police presence following the bomb attacks at the Boston Marathon Monday.
Before the game, the crowd also observed a moment of silence in memory of the victims.
A police helicopter flew overhead throughout the night, a police tactical van was on site as well as many more officers on foot throughout Camden Yards.
People FOX43 spoke to said they appreciated the added security measures.
“Always makes me feel better,” said Peter Saucier of Cockeysville, MD. “I’m in favor of having more security. I think in the circumstances, the more they do to take care is a good idea.”
Greg Bader, VP of Communications for the Orioles, said there are other security measures in place that are far less visible.
“When an incident like happened in Boston yesterday, there is a heightened sense of awareness and we certainly have worked with local, state and federal agencies to make sure that we increase the level of security appropriately and as needed,” Bader said.
Regardless, many fans said they had no second thoughts about coming out to the game.
“It’s terrible what happened yesterday but if you’re going to live life scared, it’s definitely now how to live,” said Kris DeGrano of Baltimore. “Didn’t have any apprehension to come to this game at all.”
Officials want to stress that there was no evidence of any threats to the Baltimore area, but they wanted to take precautionary measures.