The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms has ten canine teams on the ground in Minneapolis, including one from Boston.
Claude, a 4-year-old black lab, is spending all week in Minneapolis detecting explosives and other harmful substances.
Claude's handler, Special Agent Eric Kothcian, says they've also been stationed at the Philadelphia Eagles hotel.
That hasn't kept Claude from showing his Patriots pride!
For Kothcian, he's proud to help protect this annual event.
"That's tha main part of it. I am glad that I can be a part of helping everybody be safe here. And everybody can be rest assured that the Minneapolis Police and the Bloomington Police and all of the other law enforcement agencies participating are doing fantastic job and they have a great plan in place to keep everybody safe," said Kothcian.
Kotchian says he's not certain of his assignment on Super Bowl Sunday; it's possible he and Claude will be at the game.
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