Photo From Coachella Shows Snipers Nest
Sniper rifle at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio California on April 15, 2018.

Photo From Coachella Shows Snipers Nest

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(CelebrityAccess) CelebrityAccess has obtained a photo taken during the Coachella Arts & Music Festival that shows the steps taken these days to guard against potential threats.

The photo shows a high-powered rifle, concealed, above the festival grounds.

This is nothing new, surprising or alarming: TMZ said police would be using aerial drones to keep an eye on the crowd. Ultra Music Festival had counter-snipers, and there were snipers at several shows of Luke Bryan’s Farm Tour. These are the counter-measures now in place after the shooting at the Route 91 Harvest Festival (although some would say this has been happening for a lot longer but without the publicity).

Security expert Jonathan Gilliam told this reporter last year that such precautionary measures are common at events such as the Super Bowl. In fact, the Daily Mail visited a nest at the Super Bowl in 2012.

Also, this is not new regarding Coachella.  The EDM Network and others noted the nest at the time of the event (and comments were, if not positive, at least neutral).

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