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Updated May 28, 2013 - 10:45 am

Tucson tightens security for entering City Hall

TUCSON, Ariz. — Tucson is tightening security at City Hall in a move that
Mayor Jonathan Rothschild says is aimed at preventing guns and knives from being
taken into the building.

The steps to tighten security include reducing the number of public entry doors
while installing metal detectors and cameras for screening people entering the
building.

Also, there will be additional security staff and they’ll check visitors’ bags
and purses.

According to the Arizona Daily Star, the changes have
been under consideration for months and are prompted by events last February
that officials decline to discuss.

Tucson was the site of a January 2011 mass shooting that left six people dead
and 13 people wounded.

The injured included then-Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords.

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