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New security added to Buffalo City Hall

Buffalo City Hall has a new look Thursday.

Like at many government buildings, security bollards have been placed in front of the workplace of the Mayor and city officials. The large, boulder-looking structures are meant to control traffic and prevent ram raiding and vehicle ramming attacks.

They come on the same day that a gunman opened fire at a Congressional baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia. However, City Hall has been in the midst of adding security measures recently. Security bollards are becoming more commonplace in a variety of open, public spaces.

Last year, the Common Council approved increasing security measures at City Hall, including armed guards, metal detectors and additional surveillance cameras.

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