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With eye toward terror and weather, officials hone game plan for Super Bowl security

Officials, from left, New Jersey State Police Lt. Col. Edward Cetnar, New Jersey State Police Col. Rick Fuentes, Port Authority Police Department Superintendent Michael Fedorko and New Jersey Transit Police Chief Christopher Trucillo sit together during a news conference highlighting the security measures set for Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J. Police officials say security for the Super Bowl will include about 4,000 government and private officers assigned to the stadium on game day. Fans arriving at the game by mass transit on Feb. 2 will encounter a security perimeter extending 300 feet from entrances to the stadium. They'll be funneled into temporary pavilions for airport-style screening. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
January 15, 2014 - 1:41 PM

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Police officials say security for the Super Bowl will include about 4,000 government and private officers assigned to MetLife Stadium on game day.

The officials outlined the measures at a briefing on Wednesday at the stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.

Fans arriving at the game by mass transit on Feb. 2 will encounter a security perimeter extending 300 feet from entrances to the stadium. They'll be funneled into temporary pavilions for airport-style screening.

Behind the scenes, FBI and other agencies will closely monitor potential terror threats. Snow plows will be on standby in case of severe weather.

The officials said they studied past Super Bowls to prime themselves for possible problems like the power outage last year in New Orleans.

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