PASADENA (AP) —
Final preparations are underway for the New Year’s Rose Parade and Rose Bowl game, which authorities say will be held under unprecedented security although there are no known threats.
Despite the prospect of overnight temperatures as low as the mid-30s, fans are expected to begin claiming spots Thursday afternoon along the parade route through Pasadena, swelling to more than 700,000 by Friday.
More than two dozen federal agencies are coordinating with Pasadena police and other local and state agencies to protect the parade and game.
Mark Selby, deputy special agent in charge of Homeland Security Investigations in Los Angeles, says the plan involves an unprecedented volume of resources and technologies.
Authorities will use bomb-sniffing dogs, radiation detectors and a network of cameras and aircraft. Multiple tactical teams are on standby.