Grammy Security Increased Amid Dorner Manhunt
Extra police officers patrol outside the entrance to the 55th annual Grammy Awards. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
The Staples Center in Los Angeles has beefed up security for tonight's 55th Annual Grammy Awards, as the massive manhunt for fugitive ex-LAPD officer Christopher Dorner continues. Besides additional barriers, there has been an extra police presence as the music's biggest stars walked the red carpet, according to CBS News.
Dorner, who is alleged to have killed three people and injured several others in a revenge rampage, expressed a fascination with celebrities via an 11-page manifesto posted on Facebook, and Grammy promoters were taking no chances with security at tonight's high-profile event.
Both uniformed and plain-clothed police were stationed throughout the venue.
According to ABC News, police originally dismissed Dorner's manifesto as "self-serving" and "ramblings on the Internet," but have still decided to take extra precautions in light of tonight's heavily attended celebrity gathering.
In Dorner's rambling post he referred to Queen Latifah, Kelly Clarkson, and Nora Jones as some of "the most beautiful women on the planet." Clarkson is nominated in several categories at tonight's Grammy Awards ceremony.
The 55th Annual Grammy Awards airs live from Los Angeles at 8 p.m. ET on CBS.