Calif. cops use anti-terror steel barricades to protect crowds from truck attacks
With the portable barricades, entrances are closed to traffic but can be lowered to let authorized law enforcement and delivery vehicles through
By PoliceOne Staff
PALMDALE, Calif. — Police working the Fremont Street Festival earlier this month used steel barricades to protect festival-goers from the threat of vehicle attacks.
The barricades, developed by Delta Scientific, were installed to protect the 300,000 attendees from the threat of vehicle attacks like those recently seen in Europe and the United States, according to a press release.
Delta Scientific’s technology allows the barriers to be raised and lowered to let authorized law enforcement and delivery vehicles through, according to CBS SF Bay Area. No excavation or surface preparation was required. In the past, festival organizers and law enforcement parked their own vehicles in the entrances to help protect festival attendees.
“We don’t want people worried about their safety,” Lt. Matt Snelson said in a statement.
The barriers are easily transportable and can stop a 7.5 ton vehicle traveling at 40 mph.