Officials Call Off Overhaul of Statue of Liberty Visitor Screening
Plans to change security screening procedures for visitors to the Statue of Liberty have been called off due to concerns over the possibility of terrorism.
According to CBS News and The Associated Press, plans to screen visitors once they arrive at Liberty and Ellis Islands have been scrapped, ending a political back-and-forth between the Department of the Interior and law enforcement.
The current plan will continue screening visitors before they board ferries to Liberty and Ellis Islands, either in Battery Park in New York or Liberty State Park in New Jersey.
The Statue of Liberty reopens July 4 after being closed for repairs following Hurricane Sandy.