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Tennis officials eye security after drone crashes at US Open

A drone crash during a U.S. Open match has tennis officials thinking about whether they can do more to safeguard the sprawling National Tennis Center from such hazards, a spokesman said Friday. "Obviously, it's something we are looking at" after an unmanned aircraft plummeted into empty seats and caused a scare during a women's singles match Thursday night, U.S. Tennis Association spokesman Chris Widmaier said. A high school science teacher who had been flying the drone from a park outside the tennis venue was arrested Friday on reckless endangerment and other charges, police said. While drones have come too close for comfort to other sporting events, Widmaier said...