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Tighter Security For Next Month’s Buffalo Marathon In Wake Of Boston Bombings

Runners react near Kenmore Square after two bombs exploded during the 117th Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Credit: Alex Trautwig/Getty Images)

Runners react near Kenmore Square after two bombs exploded during the 117th Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Credit: Alex Trautwig/Getty Images)

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BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) – Organizers of the Buffalo Marathon said runners in next month’s event can expect tighter security measures in the wake of the deadly bomb explosions at the finish line of the Boston Marathon.

Buffalo Marathon Director John Beishline tells local media that his group had already instituted an idea borrowed from their Boston counterparts, who set up an emergency command center near the finish line for distressed runners. After Monday’s two explosions, the center was used to treat people injured in the blasts.

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The Buffalo Marathon’s first emergency command center was set up for the first time for last year’s race and will be there again when the 12th annual event is held May 26.

The Buffalo Police Department and other law enforcement agencies will provide security during the race.

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