Boston Marathon

Public Safety
3:32 pm
Fri April 19, 2013

Increased Security at SLC Marathon

Salt Lake City Deputy Police Chief Terry Fritz briefs reporters on security for the Salt Lake City Marathon
Dan Bammes

  Runners and spectators will see a lot more security around the Salt Lake City Marathon on Saturday.  After the bombings at the Boston Marathon on Monday, marathon planners developed some new security strategies.  Deputy Salt Lake City Police Chief Terry Fritz says the Utah Highway Patrol, the Utah National Guard and other agencies have brought in additional resources for the race.

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Public Safety
3:30 pm
Tue April 16, 2013

Salt Lake City Resident Narrowly Avoids Explosions at Boston Marathon

Crowd at the Boston Marathon before explosions on April 15th, 2013.
Rennly Williams

After the explosions in Boston Monday, one Salt Lake City mother was relieved to find out that her daughter was safe at the Boston Plaza Hotel. But the family is still having trouble getting past the incident.

Rennly Williams says she didn’t see or hear the explosion at the finish line. Her boyfriend Tom Hickenlooper had finished the race 10 minutes before – faster than he expected because of a knee injury. Just a little slower, and he and Williams might have been there for the blast. 

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Public Safety
5:11 pm
Mon April 15, 2013

SLC Police Department Re-Evaluates Security for SLC Marathon

Salt Lake City Police Chief Chris Burbank speaks to media outside of the Public Safety Building
Brian Grimmett

In the aftermath of the explosions at the Boston Marathon today the Salt Lake City Police Department is clarifying their security plans for this weekend’s Salt Lake City Marathon.

The Salt Lake City Police Department says the Salt Lake City Marathon will proceed as planed this Saturday. Salt Lake City Police Chief Chris Burbank says they don’t anticipate a need to increase the security presence that has already been planned either.

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