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NFL To Review Security Plans For Draft, Super Bowl XLVIII

Radio City Music Hall (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

Radio City Music Hall (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The National Football League will “review and enhance” its security measures ahead of next week’s draft at Radio City Music Hall.

Two bombs exploded near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday, leaving three people dead and more than 170 wounded. The NYPD has ramped up its presence at prominent city landmarks — including Brooklyn’s Barclays Center — in the wake of the Boston bombings.

NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said in a statement to CBSSports.com that more information would be released before the draft.

“The NFL and its clubs have operated with a very high level of security since 9/11 for all of our games and events,” Aiello said in the statement. “For next week’s NFL Draft, we will review and enhance our already comprehensive security plans with the NYPD, Radio City and our private security partners. We will advise the public more specifically next week prior to the draft.”

The draft will be held from April 25-27 in Manhattan. Radio City has played host to the event since 2006.

The NFL also said it would review the security plans for next year’s Super Bowl at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.

“We have been working closely the last two years with federal, state and municipal agencies on a coordinated and comprehensive security plan for the New York/New Jersey Super Bowl,” the league said in a separate statement. “We do not comment on specifics of these programs but continue to review and evolve our plans to ensure the safety of everyone attending the Super Bowl.”

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