Officials Say Security Tight for Boston Marathon

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

BOSTON (AP) Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick and a congressional leader say security will be tight as thousands of runners and hundreds of thousands of spectators crowd Boston's streets for the annual Marathon.

Patrick tells CBS' "Face the Nation" that Boston may be the safest place in America on Monday.

The governor says officials are striking a balance between more security and maintaining the city's festive spirit. Patrick won't specify the steps being taken to boost security, but says there will be a "considerably more police presence."

Rep. Michael McCaul, chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, tells ABC's "This Week" that cameras, police, police dogs and bomb detecting equipment will make Boston "well-fortified."

McCaul, a Republican from Texas, says he is concerned about the possibility of a copycat attack.


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