Security measures discussed for Pope’s upcoming visit to U.S.

FILE - In this Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015, file photo, Pope Francis waves as arrives for his weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican. Francis, speaking Monday, Aug. 31, 2015, from Rome via satellite to people in three American cities, asked a teenage girl to sing for him as he sought prayers for his upcoming trip to the United States. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino, File)

The secret service and multiple other law enforcement officials sat around a table Monday preparing for the worst during the pope’s upcoming visit.

Pope Francis arrives in New York on September 24th. The round table is meant to go over all worst case scenarios to decide how the city would react during his two day visit which include everything from a power outage to active shooters to a building collapse.

Mayor Bill de Blasio and the police commissioner looked on.

Mayor Bill de Blasio of New York says, “You are going to see an extraordinary effort now this effort as we always say, it will involve the best trained personnel and leaders, it will involve the best strategies, it will involve the most state-of-the-art technology it will involve many tools”

Security measures already include screening checkpoints, and a ban on balloons, selfie sticks and backpacks.

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