Quantcast

Bomb sniffing K-9s added to Pepsi Center security - KOAA.com | Continuous News | Colorado Springs and Pueblo

Bomb sniffing K-9s added to Pepsi Center security

Posted: Updated:
DENVER -

An additional security measure has been added to the Pepsi Center, bomb sniffing K-9s.

The dogs are from Phantom K-9, a company created in 2009 by Marine Corps and US Navy veterans to provide dogs that seek out explosive materials and devices. 

This security measure was added in December in addition to metal detectors, bag checks, and all the other safety measures taken at the event center. 

The highly trained dogs are able to smell odors and things people are unable to detect from a distance. 

The four-legged security guards will come in hours before events to walk through tunnels, sniff under seats, and clear all areas.

According to Phantom K-9, the dogs are trained to be social and not aggressive unless instructed by the handler.

Download the KOAA News 5 App iOS/iPhone here and for Android here.

WEATHER
Drive the Doppler
  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Rampart Fire now 40 percent contained

    Rampart Fire now 40 percent contained

    Saturday, July 21 2018 12:26 AM EDT2018-07-21 04:26:26 GMT

    Fire crews from several agencies responding to a wildfire on a ridge above the towns of Crystola and Green Mountain Falls.

    Fire crews from several agencies responding to a wildfire on a ridge above the towns of Crystola and Green Mountain Falls.

  • HOA head-scratcher: Northgate man threatened with lawsuit for replacing grass with rock

    HOA head-scratcher: Northgate man threatened with lawsuit for replacing grass with rock

    Friday, July 20 2018 12:36 AM EDT2018-07-20 04:36:14 GMT
    The Wildwood Ridge Homeowners Association threatened legal action against a homeowner who improperly replaced some dead grass with rocksThe Wildwood Ridge Homeowners Association threatened legal action against a homeowner who improperly replaced some dead grass with rocks

    The 4-foot by 4-foot patch of grass right at the end of Kevin Sabata's driveway has been a constant thorn in his side. It's bordered on three sides by concrete or asphalt. There's hardly any shade because the trees in his Wildwood Ridge subdivision are little more than saplings.  Despite all his efforts, Kevin just couldn't get the grass to grow.  "It just was not coming back," he said. Before long, fines started coming in from the Wildwood Ridge Homeowners Assoc...

    The 4-foot by 4-foot patch of grass right at the end of Kevin Sabata's driveway has been a constant thorn in his side. It's bordered on three sides by concrete or asphalt. There's hardly any shade because the trees in his Wildwood Ridge subdivision are little more than saplings.  Despite all his efforts, Kevin just couldn't get the grass to grow.  "It just was not coming back," he said. Before long, fines started coming in from the Wildwood Ridge Homeowners Assoc...

  • Suspected drunk driver crashes through multiple buildings in Pueblo

    Suspected drunk driver crashes through multiple buildings in Pueblo

    Friday, July 20 2018 5:32 PM EDT2018-07-20 21:32:17 GMT

    Early Friday morning, Pueblo P.D. officers responded to a disturbance at an establishment in the 600 block of North Main. 

    Early Friday morning, Pueblo P.D. officers responded to a disturbance at an establishment in the 600 block of North Main. 

Powered by Frankly

© KOAA.com 2018, KOAA.com
A CORDILLERA COMMUNICATIONS Station
All rights reserved
Privacy Policy, | Terms of Service, and Ad Choices

Can't find something?