MONDAY, APRIL 16, 2018
Security High On Anniversary Of Terrorist Attack
Runners from every U.S. state and 95 countries took part in the 122nd Boston Marathon today, and authorities continued to maintain tight security from previous years. Both uniformed and plain-clothed officers were lining the 26.2-mile route. Law enforcement officers also used public works vehicles to block off pedestrian areas along the race course, as well as the newest technology in surveillance. including tethered drones to keep everyone safe.
Friday, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh encouraged spectators to avoid driving and use public transportation exclusively on Monday, as well as during the weekend, since there were several marathon-related events scheduled. Despite the comprehensive safety plan, there’s no credible threat to the 2018 marathon, according to Walsh.
Officials Prepare For Active Shooter Scenario, Other Threats At 2018 Boston Marathon
New Security Plans In Place For The Boston Marathon
Last year, Drones Provided Security Above Boston Marathon Route
This Year No Drones, But Lots Of Checkpoints Planned For Boston Marathon
Installation of the 2018 Boston Marathon Finish Line in 32 Seconds
Despite the memory the 2013 Boston Marathon Bombing when terror returned to America during the Obama Administration, today runners and spectators will still be celebrating American’s Annual sporting event that welcomes participants from all over the world. We must all remember the beautiful people who lost their lives and those who were gravely injured in the tragedy. We honor the brave men and women who tirelessly worked in the days after the bombings. This short video is dedicated to the great city of Boston and its people, and especially to the victims Martin Richard, Krystle Campbell, and Lingzi Lu, as well as to MIT Police Officer Sean Collier who died in the line of duty.
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