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Washington State on High Alert After Boston Marathon Bombing

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AP-Seattle police say they’re stepping up patrols in neighborhoods and around buildings and other facilities after two bombs exploded near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday. Sgt. Sean Whitcomb says there’s no information to indicate a threat to Seattle but officers are taking reasonable precautions to protect the community. He says Seattle residents may see an increased police presence. The department is asking the public to report suspicious activity. Meanwhile 78-year-old man from Lake Stevens running his third Boston Marathon was near the finish line when he was knocked down by one of two bomb blasts. Bill Iffrig says he heard a noise Monday and found himself on the ground. He says that he ended up with a scrape on his knee, and that a race official helped him to his feet. He was caught in a Boston Globe photograph that quickly went viral. Iffrig says most of the other runners near the area weren’t as close to the explosion as he was. He walked across the finish line and another half-mile to his hotel. 8 people from Yakima ran in the marathon Monday. But none were injured.

AP-Seattle police say they’re stepping up patrols in neighborhoods and around buildings and other facilities after two bombs exploded near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday.Sgt. Sean Whitcomb says there’s no information to indicate a threat to Seattle but officers are taking reasonable precautions to protect the community. He says Seattle residents may see an increased police presence. The department is asking the public to report suspicious activity.

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