By Brad Segall
BRISTOL, Pa. (CBS) — A deadly shooting at a township supervisors’ meeting in the Poconos earlier this month (see related story) has prompted at least one local municipality to increase security at its meetings.READ MORE: WATCH: New Castle County Police, Neighbor Rescue Elderly Woman Trapped Under SUV
Bristol Township has a post on its web site indicating that a police officer and walk-through metal detector will be stationed at the entrance to the municipal building in time for Thursday night’s Council meeting.
It says all bags and persons will be subject to a search, and advises people to leave all unnecessary bags and other items at home or locked in a vehicle.READ MORE: Joel Embiid Scores 40 But Sixers Blow 24-Point Lead In Loss To Clippers
It’s expected the heightened security will remain for future meetings. Township officials say there have been no specific threats and the move is preventive.
Last week, a gunman opened fire inside a supervisors’ meeting in Ross Township (Monroe County), Pa., killing three people.
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