• Seattle police increasing patrols after Boston Marathon blasts


    SEATTLE - Seattle police said patrols will be increased in light of the bombings at the Boston Marathon.

    The following statement was posted on the Seattle Police Blotter Monday afternoon.

    "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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