Security and surveillance will be ‘intense’ at Coachella: report

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Following the tragic events at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas in October of last year, law enforcement is beefing up security at this year’s Coachella Music and Arts Festival, according to TMZ.

There will also be intensive surveillance, especially with drones that will blanket the festival grounds … eyeing people and packages that look ominous. Although law enforcement tells TMZ there are no known threats, it is out of an abundance of caution.

Cops and security are taking training courses on identifying items that are out of place … in particular they will learn the lay of the land — where items such as trash cans are placed — and if a new one suddenly appears, cops will take appropriate steps to immediately investigate.

First responders will also be ready with tourniquets and other medical equipment to prevent massive blood loss, according to the website.

This all in addition to the metal detectors and pat downs that have become commonplace at the April Music Festival held at the Empire Polo Club in Indio.