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Missing Pyrotechnics Prompt NCAA Final Four Security Boost

The disapppearance of pyrotechnics from a music festival staging area prompted authorities to boost security at all National Collegiate Athletic Association Final Four venues, Dallas police said Friday.

The measure follows a report by the workers with the company contracted to provide the fireworks show for the March Madness Music Festival that a quantity of pyrotechnics were missing from the staging area.

Precautions were also being taken at other event locations in the area where large crowds are expected, police said.

Image: Pyrotechnics like the ones missing from a Dallas fireworks show
Dallas police released images of pyrotechnics like the ones missing from the fireworks show for the March Madness Music Festival. Dallas Police Department
—Becky Bratu