Friday, August 2, 2013
A simple wrist watch set off this security wand. Soon at Intrust Bank Arena, you too will have to prove you're not a threat.
The arena decided bag searches and pat downs are no longer enough. A recent Kansas law allows weapons like knives, daggers and switchblades in most public places.
"With those changes we want to further those searches to enhance and continue to prohibit guns knives of any kind," said A.J. Boleski, general manager of Intrust Bank Arena.
A swipe of the security wand may add to the time you spend waiting in line to see concerts, but the venue staff says it's worth it. "The safety & security of our guests and employees is our top priority," said Boleski.
The wand beeps when it detects any kind of metal.
The first time wands will be used is Tuesday, August 6, at the Taylor Swift Concert. A security company will use wands to scan guests when they enter the building.