County Executive Edward Mangano said police are “closely monitoring” the ongoing investigation in Boston and have placed police on high alert as a precaution.
Police will hold a security meeting on Wednesday and more briefings are planned before the Long Island Marathon, which is held on May 5.
“We’re doing an overall risk assessment,” Mangano said. “We will no doubt make some changes to our protocols to secure our runners and spectators.”
“We’re gonna talk about increasing police presence and increasing things we’ll do covertly and overtly. We’re going to look at the layout of the race to ensure the safety of the runners and the viewing public,” Police Inspector Kenneth Lack told WCBS 880 reporter Sophia Hall.