A day after announcing new security rules
, officials of Verizon Arena
in North Little Rock have revised them to explicitly allow small purses
Originally, all purses and bags were prohibited, except for small clear bags, up to 14 by 14 by 6 inches.
Yesterday, officials told several outlets that small purses would be allowed. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette said the change would cover "clutch purses not exceeding 5 inches tall and 9 inches wide." Diaper bags also will be allowed, but they will be searched.
Visitors still must pass through metal detectors. The new rules take effect Friday at the Harlem Globetrotters performance.