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  • Homeland Security chief to survey Super Bowl preps

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    Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson will head to New Jersey and New York next week to check on and discuss security efforts for Super Bowl 48, the Department of Homeland Security announced Friday. First, Johnson will tour security operations in and around MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., on Wednesday, January 29.
    Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson will head to New Jersey and New York next week to check on and discuss security efforts for Super Bowl 48, the Department of Homeland Security announced Friday. First, Johnson will tour security operations in and around MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., on Wednesday, January 29.
NEW JERSEY (MYFOXNY.COM) - Super Bowl XLVIII has been declared a level one national security event. Part of that security is to examine every item that is being brought in for Sunday's big game.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents will work around the clock to X-ray every delivery truck and any other vehicle authorized to enter the MetLife Stadium complex for anything suspicious.

Agents will be looking for smugglers, narcotics, terror activity, and more potential threats.

Throughout Super Bowl week, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security will use HCV Mobile Scanning trucks to examine vehicles.

Inside the HCV mobile unit, agents will monitor computer screens to scan anything and everything commercial vehicles will bring in.

"We are xraying every piece of equipment, every cargo, every beverage, seat cushion, every piece of merchandise, food...everything that is going in the stadium has to be x-rayed before it goes in," Kevin McCabe, Chief of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency says.

The giant machine is what is called a "high energy" x-ray unit.

After the trucks are approved, they get a police escort to the loading docks over at the stadium.

The FBI also gave Fox 5 a behind-the-scenes tour of its joint operations and surveillance center in Newark.

"We are looking at all of the information and see if it has an effect on any event related to the Super Bowl," Aaron Ford, FBI special agent says.
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  • Success Academy students waiting for word on new locations

    Success Academy students waiting for word on new locations

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  • Connecticut man charged in Yale hoax threat

    Connecticut man charged in Yale hoax threat

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 3:33 PM EDT2014-04-23 19:33:11 GMT
    New Haven police say they have charged a Westbrook with making a hoax call in November to say an armed man was heading to shoot up Yale University.
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