BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Boston City officials say there is no credible threat to both the MBTA systems and the Boston Marathon following shootings reported in Brooklyn, New York at the 36th Street subway station Tuesday morning.
Officials say that the Marathon set to take place on Monday, just over six months from the last one, will have substantial security measures in place throughout the racecourse.
Boston Superintendent-In-Chief Gregory Long said during a City Hall press conference Tuesday afternoon that uniformed officers will be stationed along the route, observation posts will overlook the event, and checkpoints will be put in place between Kenmore and the finish line. At those checkpoints, Long asks that the public exercise patience as officials search the bags and belongings of race attendees.
Long also says that blocking vehicles will be parked along the route, as they were for the Saint Patrick's Day Parade.
When asked what people should look for in identifying suspicious individuals, Long said that residents should report any behavior that seems out of the ordinary to either 911 or on-duty officers.
WBZ's Karyn Regal (@Karynregal) reports.