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Mayor Nutter Says Security To Increase At Upcoming Broad Street Run

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(Credit: Randall E. Scott)

(Credit: Randall E. Scott)

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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – In light of the explosions at the Boston Marathon, security will be stepped up for Philadelphia’s upcoming Broad Street Run.

Mayor Nutter said runners and spectators will see much more visible security presence to make sure both participants and onlookers are safe.

“Given that this was the Boston Marathon, we of course have a major run coming up in Philadelphia, the Blue Cross Broad Street Run on Sunday, May 5th,” Nutter said during a press conference on Monday evening. “In light of events, we will step up our security efforts.”

“At this time no specific threats or threat incidents in Philadelphia, but of course we are taking the necessary precautions,” he added.

The announcement came just hours after two explosions rattled Boston, killing at least two people and injuring dozens more.

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