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ACL Music Festival Reviews Security Operations

ACL Music Festival Reviews Security Operations”

In the wake of Sunday night's sniper attack in Las Vegas, authorities in Austin rushed to reassure the public they are ready to protect the 75,000 people expected each day to pack Zilker Park for the Austin City Limits Music Festival this weekend.

Sandee Fenton, a spokeswoman for the annual Austin City Limits event which starts on Friday, did not offer further details on the refunds.

And while he's encouraging people to attend the festival as planned, he reminded them to take extra measures to stay safe. Austin Police Department interim Chief Brian Manley said officers are reviewing their security plan.

"We can't come in on the day after an event like we just saw happen in Las Vegas and not reconsider our plans and make sure that we are comfortable, that we have addressed every threat possible", said Manley.

"But we live in a world now where you can not protect against every single threat", he added. Remember: be vigilant, report suspicious activity and have an exit plan.

However, ACL organizer C3 said in a statement that safety is its "top priority".

As of Tuesday morning, ACL fest contacts said they had received only two inquiries from people who said they no longer wanted to attend the event, according to austin360.com.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with our colleagues and everyone in Las Vegas who was affected by this bad tragedy", festival organizers said in a statement late Monday afternoon.



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