Posted: Feb 1, 2010 2:13 PM by Bea Karnes, News First 5
Updated: Feb 1, 2010 2:13 PM
U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano has toured the site of Sunday's Super Bowl and says the security plan is ready to thwart any threats.
The NFL said Monday's tour of Sun Life Stadium was the first by a Cabinet secretary before a championship game. Napolitano says she considered it important to check out security preparations firsthand.
About 1,000 federal, state and local law enforcement personnel are involved in security for Sunday's game between the New Orleans Saints and the Indianapolis Colts.
The FBI says there are no credible threats against the game. But al-Qaida has frequently expressed interest in attacking high-profile sporting events in U.S. soil.