POLICE Magazine

NOV 2018

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36 POLICE NOVEMBER 2018 L ast May a suicide bomber detonated a bomb vest full of shrapnel inside the foyer of England's Manchester Arena while a crowd was leaving an Ariana Grande concert. e carnage was extreme; 23 con- certgoers (and the bomber) were killed, and 800 concertgoers were injured, 112 of them severely enough to be hospitalized. e Manchester Arena attack led to an increase in security at con- certs and sports venues around the United States and throughout the United Kingdom. It also led to demand for a new type of explosives detection dog, one that can trail a person carrying or wearing explo- sives in a crowd. "e Grande concert bombing taught everybody we need to do something for the crowds. We can search a venue all day long, but it's that 65,000 people bringing in coolers and backpacks and stuff into a TRAINING THE BOMB HUNTERS K2 Solutions is one of the largest providers of explosive detection dogs in the United States. K2 SOLUTIONS IS TAKING CANINE EXPLOSIVE DETECTION TO THE NEXT LEVEL BY TEACHING DOGS TO TRACK MOVING BOMBS CARRIED BY PERSONS IN CROWDS. DAVID GRIFFITH PHOTOS: K2 SOLUTIONS

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