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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

For Immediate Release

January 24, 2008

ATF Agents Assist Arizona With Super Bowl Xlii Security

GLENDALE, Ariz. — The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives(ATF) will assist the Greater Phoenix Law Enforcement community with security for theFeb. 3 Super Bowl. A cadre of special agents with explosives expertise, as well asexplosives detection canines, will be deployed throughout the numerous Super Bowlvenues in the Glendale, Phoenix area, including the University of Phoenix Stadium, theNFL Experience, and team hotels and practice facilities to name a few.

ATF has the largest commitment of explosives experts assisting with securityduring Super Bowl week. These assets include Special Agent Bomb Technicians,Explosives Enforcement Officers, Certified Explosive Specialists, K-9’s, robots, theexplosives response truck and ATF’s mobile forensic laboratory. ATF assets will also bedeployed that same week at the PGA Tours FBC Open being held at the TPC Scottsdale,in Scottsdale, Ariz.

Media inquiries regarding ATF resources assisting with security at either the Super Bowl or the FBR Open may contact the following on-site Public InformationOfficers:

Joseph Green
Supervisory Special Agent

Tom Mangan
Senior Special Agent

Carlos Baixauli
Senior Special Agent

More information on ATF and its programs can be found at