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Marathon Security: FBI, Secret Service, Undercover Cops

Officials are reportedly doubling security following last year's bombings.

Marathon Security: FBI, Secret Service, Undercover Cops
Security for next month's Boston Marathon will involve the FBI, Secret Service, and undercover police officers.

The number of law enforcement personnel at the race will double  following last year's bombings, according to the Boston Herald.

The security plan will "not be driven by the cost,” Peter Judge, spokesman for the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency, told the Herald.

Other security measures include:
  • Unregistered "bandit" runners who have historically participated in the race will no longer be allowed to do so
  • Runners will be given clear plastic bags for their personal items and will not be allowed to use backpacks
  • There will be security checkpoints throughout the race area
  • The size of water bottles will be limited
  • Costumes with facial coverings will not be allowed
Read the full Boston Herald story

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