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Several people have collapsed in the Secaucus Junction train station while waiting in long lines to get to the Super Bowl.

Emergency medical workers pushed their way through the overheated crowd to treat the people at the station Sunday.

Long lines have come to a standstill in front of airport-style security machines that apparently cannot handle the crowd volume. People trying to reach MetLife Stadium were squeezed together in an enclosed stairwell.
As more trains arrived, police tried to thin the sweating, jostling crowd by spreading people across the platform.

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Initial fan calls of “Seahawks” and “Broncos” gave way to angry shouts of “New Jersey, your Super Bowl sucks!”
The extensive security screenings were not only resulting in massive crowding there, but the congestion has resulted indelays of about 30 minutes for the entire NJ TRANSIT system, WCBS 880 Tom Kaminski reported.

Some fans told 1010 WINS’ Glenn Schuck they were understanding about the intense security.

“It’s for everybody’s safety,” said Paul from Pennsylvania, who was at Secaucus Junction. “So I’m all for it. The only thing I have yet to go through is the radiation detector. I’m sure that’s going to be unevasive. As long as they don’t do any kind of physical full-body searches, we’ll be in good shape.”

But one person on Twitter called the boarding process a “disaster,” posting a photo of a sea of fans.

TSA agents from LaGuardia Airport are performing screening on train passengers at both Penn Station and Secaucus Junction.

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Fans are also not being allowed on the rail line that serves MetLife Stadium on Sunday unless they show their ticket to the game and adhere to the NFL’s bag policy.

Once at the stadium, fans will undergo another airport-style screening at a security perimeter set up 300 feet from the entrances.

Meanwhile, U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents will be watching from above. Black Hawk helicopters will be buzzing around MetLife Stadium, enforcing the 10-mile no-fly zone.

“Most of the cases of people breaching the zone, obviously, in the past, have been a mistake,” Phil Petro of U.S. Customs and Border Protection said.

The no-fly zone kicked in Sunday morning.

On the ground, security teams have locked down the stadium. Every vehicle that approaches is stopped, screened and X-rayed, CBS 2′s Cindy Hsu reported.

Because of all of the extra security, officials are urging residents, visitors and game-goers to allow extra time while traveling this weekend.

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