Bomb-sniffing dogs keeping NC State football games safe

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The dogs can sniff out an explosive device in a large crowd (WTVD)

Bomb-sniffing dogs are adding an extra level of security for N.C. State football games this fall.

The new "person borne" explosive detection dogs are different from traditional bomb-sniffing dogs because they can scan up to 150 people per minute. They can do this in a crowd and while everyone's moving.

Once the dogs detect an explosive or a weapon, they can pinpoint who has it on them.

The N.C. State campus police force is the first police department in the entire state to get this type of bomb-sniffing K-9.

"It's a possibility that anywhere large crowds are gathered, there's a potential for a terrorist attack or the use of explosives," said N.C. State Police Chief Jack Moorman. "We have close to 60,000 people who will be in that stadium any given day. Certainly a large scale athletic event and we want to make sure we are doing everything we can do to keep our fans, spectators, and team and our students safe."

The dogs go through six weeks of intense training, and they came from a training facility out of Southern Pines.

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