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Super Bowl Security Compromised: Firm Responsible for Hiring Used Insufficient Background Checks

The Minneapolis StarTribune is reporting that the firm responsible for providing Super Bowl security has been replaced because of insufficient background checks on the people they hired.

According to the report:

The Minneapolis-based firm that was providing security at Super Bowl Live was replaced Wednesday for insufficient background checks of its employees, according to sources familiar with the situation.

The Super Bowl Host Committee replaced EPG Security Group with G4S, another Twin Cities firm, sources said Friday.

Host committee spokeswoman Andrea Mokros declined to provide information about how the problem was discovered, how many EPG employees were involved or what their duties were.

The Super Bowl site, US Bank stadium, is less than a half mile from the south Minneapolis neighborhood known as Little Mogadishu.

Little Mogadishu is a known recruitment ground for ISIS.

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