AP News
Posted: Sep 05, 2012 9:10 PM

The doors are open again outside the Democratic National Convention hall, and people are streaming in ahead of former President Bill Clinton's speech.

Authorities are citing crowding concerns for their decision to briefly prevent some tightly packed crowds from entering.

Fire Marshal Rob Kinniburgh says the building was not closed but entrance was delayed because of safety concerns. He tells the AP that 1,000 people will be let in "and then we'll reassess."

Kinniburgh says the fire department has been consulting with the Secret Service and the Democratic National Committee.

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