Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock may have been planning Boston attack
Oct 08 2017
Numerous hotels researched by Paddock offered views that were heavily obstructed and Paddock eventually gave up on the search.
NBC News reported that Paddock researched hotels around Fenway Park, according to an anonymous law enforcement official.
News reported today that Stephen Paddock, the gunman who killed 58 and injured more than 500 at a country concert on the Las Vegas Strip, did research on hotels and concerts in both Boston and Chicago.
After learning that Fenway was possibly in the sights of the Las Vegas gunman, who researched the park and nearby hotels, police are going to have a bigger presence this weekend, with metal detectors and bag checks.
"We have a lot of work to do", FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe told reporters on Wednesday.
For the postseason, Boston Police Department tactical teams will be stationed inside Fenway and the surrounding perimeter, and additional police detail officers will be on site, including undercover plain clothes officers monitoring the crowds, the team said Friday.
Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker says there is no threat to Massachusetts. While there is now no credible threat to Fenway Park according to public safety agencies, the Red Sox have been working with city, state, and federal officials on increased security measures for postseason games at Fenway Park.
The hotel overlooks Grant Park where the Lollapalooza festival is held each year.
There is no indication he ever traveled to Boston or Chicago, the officials said.
Sunday's mass shooting was the deadliest in United States history, killing 59 people and injuring nearly 500 more.
"The safety and security of fans who attend Major League Baseball games are our highest priorities".
A second source, a law enforcement official briefed on the case, said Paddock was doing online searches for large concert venues in the Boston area.