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Counter-Terrorism Center works to keep Vegas safe

Reported by: Amber Dixon
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Updated: 5/03/2013 10:15 am
LAS VEGAS (KSNV MyNews3) -- The Southern Nevada Counter-Terrorism Center opened its doors to share a rare look at how officials track terrorism threats in Las Vegas.

It looks like any other office, except with several television and computer screens.

On those screens: information about crime happening around the county and country.

When bombs rocked Boston, the Southern Nevada Counter-Terrorism Center was watching.

On that day, their task was to find out if the attack was headed here.

Once its determined events like the bombings in Boston or the Colorado theater were no threat to Clark County, the group looks to learn from what happened.

There are efforts aimed at keeping a close watch on Las Vegas' next huge event -- the Electric Daisy Carnival in June at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Counter-terrorism center officials say they plan to have more cameras on the Strip in about a month.

The goal is to identify suspicious activity and squash it before anything can happen here.


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