Just months after hundreds were shot by a lone gunman, Las Vegas’ New Year’s will look totally different with “unprecedented” security

Rare | 12/28/2017 | Patrick McMahon
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Mere months after Stephen Paddock killed 58 people and wounded over 500 in one of America’s most egregious mass shootings, Las Vegas’ Metropolitan Police Department is deploying “unprecedented” security to thwart another attack on New Year’s Eve.

“I’m confident every available resource is being used to make sure this New Year’s Eve will be safe,” said Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo, per the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

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Safety measures include a mix of local and federal resources. The New Year’s Eve celebration is rated a top priority by the Department of Homeland Security, which has rated it a 1 on the agency’s Special Event Assessment Rating. That places it alongside events like the Super Bowl. According to the DHS, a SEAR 1 rating is attached to:

Events of such magnitude and significant national and/or international importance that may require the full support of the United States Government (USG). The scale and scope of these events requires significant coordination among federal, state, and local authorities and warrants...
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