Russia increasing security for OlympicsFargo, N.D. (WDAY TV) -U.S. officials say there’s been an increase in reports of threats against the Olympics.
By: WDAY Staff Reports , WDAY
Fargo, N.D. (WDAY TV) -U.S. officials say there’s been an increase in reports of threats against the Olympics.
Closed circuit cameras are everywhere and a security blimp has been flying over the indoor Olympic park.
Meanwhile, armed navy ships patrol the nearby waters.
But American officials say concern over sports venue security is misplaced.
Matthew Olsen, director of National Counter-Terrorism Center: "The greater threat is to softer targets in the greater Sochi area, and in the outskirts, beyond Sochi, where there is a substantial potential for a
Today, Russian officials detained two brothers who allegedly transported the suicide bombers responsible for attacks last month about 400 miles from Sochi.
Russia is using more than 50,000 police officers and soldiers to protect the Olympic site and athletes.