DC Police Heighten Security After Boston Blasts

April 15, 2013

WASHINGTON (AP) - Authorities in the Washington area say they are in a state of heightened secured following two explosions at the Boston marathon.

Metropolitan Police spokeswoman Saray Leon says she did not immediately have any further information on what security measures police were taking in response to the explosions.

Metro Transit Police have ordered all day shift patrol officers to stay on duty through the evening rush on Monday. Police emphasized that there is no threat against Metro and that the move was made out of an abundance of caution.

In Maryland, Prince George's County Police say they have increased security at all critical infrastructure in the county. County police also say they have not been made aware of any threats in the county and any additional police presence is precautionary.

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