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Security levels tightened at Gillette Stadium

FOXBOROUGH — Gillette Stadium is no airport, but it could soon feel like one, as heightened security upgrades following the Boston Marathon bombings impose restrictions that stop short of having fans remove their shoes.

The new rules being implemented by Foxborough police, in conjunction with the National Football League, now include a ban on backpacks and large purses, in addition to existing bans on items such as coolers and seat cushions.

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