LONG BRANCH, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — Chris Christie on Thursday reassured those shaken by the fatal Boston Marathon bombings that security will be tight at Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium early next year.
“Well, the Super Bowl is an ongoing conversation that’s been going on for the last two years regarding security and they don’t need my help. It’s a national security event,” Christie told reporters, including WCBS 880’s Levon Putney.
The Secret Service and state police are in charge of security for the big game.
“You cannot compare the security around a Super Bowl with the security that was at the Boston Marathon,” said Christie. “Boston Marathon is what we all in law enforcement used to call a ‘soft’ event. You’re not going to magnetometer every person who walks in like you do in the Super Bowl.”