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San Diego Nightclub Stepping Up Security

SAN DIEGO - The oldest gay nightclub in San Diego is not taking any chances when it comes to security the wake of the deadly mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Colorado Springs

Extra security measures are now in place at The Rail, formerly known as The Brass Rail, in the heart of Hillcrest.

"It's unfortunate for sure," The Rail General Manager Wesley Bullen told reporting partner 10 News. "Our patrons, our staff is our number one priority of safety and we want everyone that comes in our doors to feel safe."

Security at The Rail will now use a security wand to prevent any potential weapons from making it into the nightclub. Patrons of the Hillcrest nightlife scene are supportive of the move, and the club has not gotten any pushback on the move.

The use of security wands is not new for The Rail. They've had such measures in place during City Fest, Pride Week and other major events. But now, it will happen on a daily basis for the foreseeable future. The Rail is said to be working with San Diego Police and at least two other gay bars in the area to set up an active shooter training drill.

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CA, San Diego, Hillcrest sign at University Ave

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