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Boston Marathon bombing will lead to added security for Sunday's Lansing Marathon


The two thousand runners expected to take part in this Sunday’s Lansing marathon can expect to see tight security along the 26-mile course.

The added security is in response to Monday’s deadly bombing at the finish of the Boston Marathon.

Lansing Police Chief Teresa Szymanski says people attending the Lansing marathon will be protected.

“We’ll certainly have additional patrols….we’ll have extra officers working the event. We’ll take precautionary measures…such as bomb sweeps and those types of things we do for these events,” says Szymanski.

Szymanski is also asking people coming out to see Sunday’s marathon to be vigilant.

“Keep your eyes and ears open,” says Szymanski,  “I would encourage anyone watching or participating in the marathon…..certainly if there is something that doesn’t look right, feel right…or appears suspicious…please don’t hesitate to give us a call…I like to err on the side of caution.”

Lansing marathon organizers say they are also reviewing security procedures for Sunday’s race.

Steve Carmody has been a reporter for Michigan Radio since 2005. Steve previously worked at public radio and television stations in Florida, Oklahoma and Kentucky, and also has extensive experience in commercial broadcasting.
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