Salt Lake City increases security for its marathon
Security will be increased for Saturday's Salt Lake City Marathon — the first race in a major city since the deadly bomb blasts at the Boston Marathon.
Race director Steve Bingham says police patrols will be increased in high-traffic areas such as the start and finish line at Liberty Park.
Officials are asking spectators to travel light and leave backpacks and duffel bags at home. Bingham said spectators are also being asked to be vigilant in reporting bags or other gear left unattended.
Salt Lake City police Detective Mike Hamideh emphasized that no specific threats have been made against the Salt Lake City Marathon.
Several tributes are planned to honor people killed or injured in Boston, including a moment of silence before the start of each race on Saturday.
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