Seattle Police take precautions at home after Boston bombing

In response to the still-developing tragedy with at least two dead and scores wounded when bombs were detonated at the Boston Marathon finish line today, Seattle Police issued the following statement with regards to increased security locally:

With Thoughts Towards Boston, Precautions at Home
Sgt. Sean Whitcomb on April 15, 2013

Our thoughts are with the people of Boston, the athletes participating in the Boston Marathon and their families.

We have been in communication with the Mayor’s Office and the Office of Emergency Management. We haven’t received any information to indicate that there is a threat to Seattle. Still, we have begun taking reasonable precautions to protect our community.

On duty resources have been directed to increase their patrols in our neighborhoods and around our infrastructure. Seattle residents may see an increased police presence.

We are also asking for public support. Please report any suspicious activity to 911.

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