Mall of America has implemented extra security precautions in response to a threat from the al-Qaeda linked terror group al-Shabaab, but its security force has always had an impressive structure. Fox 9 reporter Paul Blume had a chance to go behind the scenes of MOA security. Here's what he found:
Security officials @mallofamerica tell us they did active shooter training inside mall last fall. 12+ metro SWAT teams,agencies participated— Paul Blume (@PaulBlume_FOX9) February 23, 2015
Mall of America security facts
- More than 100 highly-trained personnel on staff, including a special operations plain clothes unit and a K9 unit.
- State-of-the-art dispatch center equipped with technology to monitor numerous cameras located throughout the parking ramps, surface lots, common areas and Nickelodeon Universe.