Scene Cleared After Security Scare at Fenway Park - NECN

Scene Cleared After Security Scare at Fenway Park



    Penske truck had been parked in an unauthorized area for 2 hours as officials were preparing for Game 6 of World Series (Published Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014)

    (NECN: Justin Michaels, Boston) – The atmosphere at Fenway Park Wednesday night should be special. These opportunities don’t come around often.

    With so many people heading to Fenway, Boston Police are on top of any security concerns.

    There was a bit of a security scare Wednesday morning.

    The scare at Fenway Park happened right along Van Ness, where all the media is stationed.

    Security for the World Series has been a big topic for the last few weeks.

    Some of those security plans were put into action Wednesday morning because of a Penske truck that was unattended and out of place.

    Right around 10:30 Wednesday morning, the Boston Police bomb squad was called to Fenway because of the Penske truck. There was no driver, and it was unattended.

    With World Series security maxed out at Fenway Park and across the city, Boston Police shut down Van Ness Street, which runs along Fenway Park, to inspect the truck.

    The all clear was given about 25 minutes later, but this is just one very visible example of the security in place at Fenway because of World Series Game Six.

    Security precautions like this are here for the team and for the fans, some of whom have been here for days.

    James Beaudry says he’s the first fan in line at Fenway.

    "I am first in line so if they were to release one ticket the ticket would be mine."

    Beaudry got in line at 7 o'clock Monday night. Since then, something he hasn't done a lot of is sleep.

    "It's socializing with everyone in line. Having a good time, laughing, eating food, people have been coming by and giving us drinks. A lady came by last night, she gave me two pillows. The city has really come together to support us."

    For this Red Sox Nation member, his time between jobs couldn't have come at a better time. He has off this week. And because he's unemployed, the savings he'll get by buying tickets the day of Game Six is worth the wait.

    “It's going to be a fraction of the cost of what they're actually selling for on the street right now. So they are going to range from $90 to $400, and I'll probably just buy a $125 bleacher ticket."

    There are about 200 fans over there on Lansdowne Street underneath the green monster. Beaudry, the first man in the Fenway line, says tickets for that line will start selling at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday.