Do you feel safer when metal detectors are used at public events?

Katie Van Der Linden, Twins manager of Guest Services, poses as a Target Field guest to help demonstrate how the new metal detectors will be used. Brandt Williams / MPR News

“The Minnesota Twins are installing metal detectors at Target Field in time for the team’s hope opener next month,” writes MPR News reporter Brandt Williams.

Horsman said fans will not have to remove their belts and shoes as they would at an airport security checkpoint. He said the magnetometers will be set to detect large metal objects only.

“Our intent here is really to use these devices to look for dangerous weapons,” he said. “Our intent is not to put in a screening process like what is used at airports in this country. We’re not concerned with small, common metal items. We’re looking for dangerous items and weapons.”

Today’s Question: Do you feel safer when metal detectors are used at public events?