Find a list of your saved stories here

Police seek security balance for Boston Marathon


3 photos
Save Story

Save stories to read later


Estimated read time: Less than a minute

This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.

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.

Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Photos

Most recent National Sports stories

Related topics

National Sports
DENISE LAVOIE

    ARE YOU GAME?

    From first downs to buzzer beaters, get KSL.com’s top sports stories delivered to your inbox weekly.
    By subscribing, you acknowledge and agree to KSL.com's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

    KSL Weather Forecast