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Tightened Security For Bethpage Air Show

May 25, 2018 - 5:08 pm
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BETHPAGE, N.Y. (WCBS 880) -- New York State Park Police have tightened security for this weekend's Bethpage Air Show at Jones Beach.

They'll use drones and more plainclothes oficers to spot any suspicious behavior.

They've also added extra security cameras.

Officers will search all trucks delivering supplies. Dump trucks and cement barriers will protect the Central MAll.

For the first time, spectators won't have to pay at the toll booths. Instead they'll pay at automated stations in the parking fields. That should cut down on traffic.

The air show will be held Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The rehearsal Friday drew tens of thousands of people to Jones Beach to watch in awe.

The U.S. Navy Blue Angels headline the air show, which also features the U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor, the U.S. Army Golden Knights parachute team and the Royal Canadian Air Force Snowbirds.