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Security Extra Tight At 58th Annual GRAMMY Awards


THAT’S HOW IT IS ON THE RED CARPET. WE WILL SEND BACK TO GUYS IN THE STUDIO. JUAN: YOU DO LOOK GREAT SUZANNE. NOW TURN TO KCAL 9 REPORTER DAVE LOPEZ WITH A LOOK AT HOW HIGH HIGH-SECURITY IS FOR TONIGHT SHOW. REPORTER: WE ARE IN THE CORNER OF PICO AND FIGUEROA AND YOU CAN SEE SOME OF THE CARS COMING IN. YOU CAN’T JUST DRIVE UP THE STAPLES ON A NIGHT LIKE THIS. I HAVE NEVER COVERED THE GRAMMYS BEFORE SO I DON’T KNOW WHAT IT IS LIKE BEFORE BUT IT’S LIKE AN ARMED FORTRESS TRYING TO GET ANYWHERE AROUND STAPLES. SECURITY IN AND AROUND STAPLES TODAY COMPLETELY TIED. NO ONE CAN GET ANYWHERE WITHOUT THE PROPER CREDENTIALS. THIS WOMAN WHOSE HUSBAND WASN’T NOMINATED HAVE THE RIGHT CREDENTIALS. AT LEAST THAT’S WHAT SHE TOLD ME. I’M SUPPOSED TO BE HERE. THEY DID NOT NOMINATE HIM BUT WE CAME ANY WAY. REPORTER: SECURITY WAS SO STRICT THAT EVEN THE HOMELESS WHO LIVE IN THE SHADE UNDERNEATH THE VARIOUS HARBOR FREEWAY OVERPASSES COULDN’T GET THERE. THEY WERE GONE AND STREETS WERE COMPLETELY BLOCKED OFF AND AROUND STAPLES AREA. POLICE WERE EVERYWHERE ON MOTORCYCLES, ON BICYCLES SQUAD CARS, UNDERCOVER CARS AND YOU COULDN’T HELP BUT NOTICE THEM EVERYWHERE. THIS IS WHAT ONE MAN TOLD ME. I WAS IN LINE EARLIER TO GET A COPY AND THERE WERE TWO POLICEMEN IN FRONT OF ME AND ONE WAS IN THE BOMB SQUAD. REPORTER: BACK ON THE CORNER OF PICO AND FIGUEROA EVERYWHERE YOU WENT IF YOU DIDN’T HAVE THE RIGHT CREDENTIALS, FORGET ABOUT IT.

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