Police seek security balance for Boston Marathon - 7News Boston WHDH-TV

Police seek security balance for Boston Marathon

Posted: Updated:
BOSTON (AP) - This year's Boston Marathon will feature more police, more surveillance cameras and tightened rules for runners and spectators.

But organizers hope the marathon's 118th running will still have the celebratory atmosphere of past years.

Police and emergency management officials have been working for months on heightened security plans for the 26.2-mile route in the wake of last year's deadly terror attack.

Authorities say two brothers built and planted pressure-cooker bombs near the marathon finish line. The twin explosions killed three people and injured more than 260.

Some of the new security measures include checkpoints for spectators and prohibiting unregistered "bandit" runners from joining the race.

The marathon is scheduled for April 21.

  • Stay Connected

  • Like Us on Facebook
  • Follow Us on Twitter
Powered by WorldNow

WHDH TV 7NBC WLVI TV CW56
Sunbeam Television Corp
7 Bulfinch Place
Boston, MA 02114

News Tips: (800) 280-TIPS
Tell Hank: (855) 247-HANK
Corporate Media Services: (800) 642-1551

Can't find something?
Connect with us here:
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WHDH. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.