Boston Marathon bombings
As the investigation into the bombings at the Boston Marathon continues, a contingent of police officers from New York and New Jersey have descended on the city to assist first responders.
Dozens of state and county officials as well as race organizers met for about an hour Wednesday on how to improve safety measures.
Boston Marathon organizers vowed to continue the race next year, calling the world’s oldest and most prestigious annual marathon “a deeply held tradition (and) an integral part of the fabric and history of our community.”
It was hard to miss the signs that something bad had occurred. Flags were lowered to half-staff and there was a noticeable police presence at Yankee Stadium.
Promotional posters for the May 5 event featuring a picture of pyrotechnics above riders are also being removed in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings.
“I am just a bystander, and that led to my help,” the former NFL player said after being photographed carrying a woman away from the blast site.
The challenges seem almost insurmountable right now, but that’s because the events of Monday are still raw. But we will continue to celebrate competition, athleticism, and perseverance.
The Yankees honored Boston, home of their longtime rivals, by playing the Diamond hit over the public-address system after the third inning against Arizona.
The foiled Times Square bombing attempt in 2010, the terror plot at Fort Hood and Monday’s attack in Boston, in each the terrorist used a pressure cooker to conceal the bomb.
In the wake of the unspeakable Boston Marathon bombings, the Yankees paid tribute to the city of Boston when they hosted the Diamondbacks in the Bronx Tuesday night.
Who is to blame? Are we safe? How do we talk to children about what happened? Clinical psychologist Dr. Patricia Saunders and security expert Sal Lifrieri joined us to give us those answers.
Security expert Sal Lifreiri was the Director of Security and Intelligence Operations under Mayor Rudolph Giuliani. He also served as a member of the elite NYPD hostage negotiation team for twelve years. He joined us on The Couch on Tuesday.
On Twitter, the New England newcomer promised to give $100 for every pass he catches in 2013. He’ll double that each drop.
Former NFL offensive lineman Joe Andruzzi was one of many spectators rushing to help the victims of Monday’s bombings at the finish line of the Boston Marathon.
The Buffalo Police Department and other law enforcement agencies will provide security during the race.