Safety experts say there are steps you can take to protect you and your family in a crowd.
First is to be prepared before a large scale event. Coordinate with family and friends where you will meet if separated.
Follow directions, don’t ignore signs or barricades.
Stay aware and make it a habit of scanning a room or concert hall for the nearest emergency exit.
Lastly, in case of disaster, leave the area immediately.
“Also have to rely on the public to be more aware and to call 911 if you suspect anything, if you see something, say something,” said Emergency Services spokesperson Shayne Enright.