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Security tightened ahead of first Boston Pops concert in 3 years – Boston News, Weather, Sports

BOSTON (WHDH) — The Boston Pops will finally grace the Hatch Shell stage Monday, and the Massachusetts State Police and FBI have tightened security ahead of the first Boston Pops Spectacular since 2019.

According to Col. Christopher Mason of the Mass. State Police, local, state and national law enforcement will be in attendance Monday night to ensure Boston’s first true Fourth of July celebration runs smoothly.

“We will provide security to our partners on land, sea and air,” Mason said.

The state police had already started searching the premises on Friday.

“As we look forward to celebrating the birth of our country, the FBI is not aware of any specific or credible threats related to the Boston Pops Fireworks extravaganza or any other celebration in New England,” said Jason Cromartie, Assistant Special Agent for the FBI.

There will be no Covid protocols at the Boston Pops’ first concert since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.

“The best thing anyone can do if they’re feeling ill or feeling down in any way is not to come in and mingle with the crowd,” said Secretary Beth Card of the Bureau of Environmental Energy and Affairs.

Weapons, glass containers, alcohol and backpacks are among the items prohibited at The Spectacular.

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