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Bombers fans to get screened by security wands

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Fans attending Winnipeg Blue Bombers game this season will be screened with security wands like those used at airports.

Blue Bombers president and CEO Garth Buchko announced Wednesday the team is adopting the device as part of "a balanced approach" to security.

It respects the privacy of fans while still allowing the flexibility to conduct manual searches should they be required, he said.

As part of the team's security policy, fans are allowed to bring in empty bottles one litre in size or smaller that can be filled at water fountains inside the stadium.

With the exception of a single-serving snack (chocolate bar or vegetables, etc.), no outside food or beverages are allowed.

Fans with medical issues, such as diabetes, who require special exemptions are asked to contact the main office 24 hours prior to game time to receive a special pass.

Prohibited items include:

Outside alcohol, drugs, weapons (or items deemed hazardous by security), incendiary devices (fireworks, smoke bombs, etc.), or poles of any kind.

Flasks, ice bags, ice chests, coolers or picnic baskets.

Frisbees, playing balls, laser pointers, boom boxes, inline skates, roller skates or skateboards.

Musical instruments, air horns, powered megaphones, pets, obscene/indecent signs or clothing.

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