Boston officials announce new marathon safety measures

Photo courtesy MGN-Online
Photo courtesy MGN-Online

BOSTON, Mass (WWLP)  – Boston city officials have announced improved public safety measures for the final two miles of this year’s Boston Marathon.

This comes one year after two explosions near the finish line killed three people and wounded 260 others.

Mayor Martin Walsh and Police Commissioner William Evans said tonight that more uniformed and undercover police officers will be deployed along the marathon route in Boston.

Authorities have installed more than 100 cameras along the Boston portion of the route, that’s along with thirteen ambulances, and 140 emergency medical service workers.

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