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Panthers fans thank police officers working at Bank of America Stadium

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Videos filmed outside Bank of America Stadium prior to Sunday’s game show several attendants shaking hands with the police.

FOX8’s Jim Himes filmed two videos taken a few hours before the Carolina Panthers and Minnesota Vikings matchup.

In the videos, several people in attendance can be seen approaching officers working the event and shaking their hands.

Extra security will be present during the game at Bank of America Stadium amid rumors of protesters showing up.

WJZY reported that city officials have declared the 1 p.m. game an “Extraordinary Event” to enhance public safety.

This gives police more latitude to stop and search people in the area of Bank of America Stadium, according to the Associated Press. It also allows them to ban backpacks and other items that could be used as weapons.

There are rumors that protesters will march to Bank of America Stadium, according to ESPN. As of about noon Sunday, there have been no reported incidences.

There have been daily protests in Charlotte since Keith Lamont Scott was shot and killed by a Charlotte police officer outside an apartment complex on Tuesday.

The looting and violence in uptown Charlotte on Wednesday night took place a few blocks from Bank of America Stadium.