Security Stepped Up At Coney Island Music Event Following Deaths In Maryland

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Increased safety and security measures have been put in place in Brooklyn Saturday ahead of a music festival that’s facing scrutiny.

Before entering the Mad Decent Block Party at MCU Park in Coney Island, attendees will undergo a thorough pre-show screening, which includes K-9 narcotics units, CBS 2 reported.

A week ago, two partygoers died of apparent drug overdoses during the festival’s stop in Maryland.

About 20 others were hospitalized.

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