Public Safety Officials Lay Out Boston Marathon Security

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BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — With less than a week to go until the Boston Marathon hits the ground running, public safety officials are reminding the public to stay vigilant and report any suspicious activity or persons they see.

Security officials held a press conference on Thursday at Copley Square, where they detailed the safety measures that will be taken on Marathon Monday.

Federal Bureau of Investigation Boston Special Agent In Charge Joseph Bonavolonta says that while there is no active threat to the Marathon, the public should not be complacent and turn a blind eye to something out of place. Officials are adding on to the manta "if you see something, say something," with "if you see something about someone, say something."

"Tips from the community are essential, because if we look at acts of mass violence, there is almost somebody who saw the person change. A parent, a classmate, or a friend. When people speak up history has shown that we can prevent tragedies from occurring," Bonavolonta said.

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Boston Superintendent-In-Chief Gregory Long previously announced on Tuesday that uniformed officers will be stationed throughout the course, observation posts will be installed to overlook the event, and checkpoints will be put in place from Kenmore to the finish line on Boylston Street. Officials say that race attendees should expect to have their bags checked at said checkpoints.

Long also says that like the Saint Patrick's Day Parade, blocking vehicles will be parked along the route.

WBZ's Karyn Regal (@Karynregal) reports.

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