Blues fans more on edge for first game after Boston bombings

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by Lauren Trager / News 4

KMOV.com

Posted on April 16, 2013 at 9:45 PM

Updated Wednesday, Apr 17 at 7:53 AM

(KMOV) -- Thousands of fans packed into Scottrade Center Tuesday for the first major event in St. Louis since Monday's bombing at the Boston Marathon.

Police promised increased security

Even though there were no known threats here in this area, some fans said they were certainly more on edge.

“I think I'm just overall really shaken up and kind of overall worry about where I go, and what my kids do,” said Joy Milner, a fan.

Joy Milner, her husband and two boys were just a few of the thousand who faithfully marched inside Scottrade Tuesday night. Though they’ve attended countless games, this time, the Milners said they were a bit more aware of what was around.

"Is there anything you want to see them do here to make sure you are safe inside the game?” asked News 4 Reporter Lauren Trager. 

“I think just a presence, a presence by the police officers, just letting them know they are around us,” Milner said.

That presence was apparent. More St. Louis police officers patrolled the streets surrounding the arena.

Scottrade staff told News 4 they increased security measures and personnel, inside and out.

But they said they wouldn't give more details, afraid they'd fall into the wrong hands.

Most fans said they were satisfied with what they saw. The Boston bombings couldn’t stop Blues fans from supporting their team.

 

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