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Increased Police Presence at Roanoke's Blue Ridge Marathon

Courtesy: WDBJ

Courtesy: WDBJ

April 20, 2013

The Blue Ridge Marathon in Roanoke began with a moment of silence Saturday morning to honor the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings.

The moment of silence was to show strength and a sense of solidarity with Boston as more than 1,400 runners took to the starting line of the annual marathon.

Roanoke Police said they stepped up security procedures at a number of spots throughout the course. They included the use of K9 dogs, random crowd spot checks and an increased law enforcement presence.


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