Wisconsin State Fair to use metal detectors this summer

Extra security measures in place for first time
Posted at 9:28 PM, Jun 21, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-22 06:53:29-04

In perhaps an unfortunate sign of the times, attendees at this year’s Wisconsin State Fair will have to walk through a metal detector.

It will be the first time the safety devices will be used at the annual event.

Summerfest will also use metal detectors for the first time this year.

A State Fair spokesman told the Journal-Sentinel that plans to use the metal detectors were in place well before the mass shooting at an Orlando nightclub.

The Fair will be held August 4-14.