Boston Aftermath Leads to Plans at Redlands Event

REDLANDS – One day after the bombings occurred at the Boston Marathon, Redlands police decided to provide extra security measures for the 30th Run Through Redlands this Sunday.

The 30th annual Run Through Redlands will proceed as planned, but with tightened security

Redlands has never had any apparent difficulties with its run, which accommodates several thousand participants on a Sunday morning, but Monday’s bombing at the finish line in Boston prompted additional security plans.

City spokesman Carl Baker said police won’t release information on specific security tactics for the event, but said there will be additional police presence. The Run Through Redlands is a combined 5K, 10K and half-marathon event that also includes race walkers.

Baker said police are asking participants and spectators not to leave backpacks, bags or other unattended items along the event route. Suspicious items left unattended, he said, may be confiscated or destroyed.

Plenty of the participants come from out of town to either run or observe the event, which stages its awards ceremonies in the Redlands Bowl following the event.

The event concludes at the Ramona Bowl on Sunday

In Boston, bombs exploded 10 or more seconds apart, tearing off victims’ limbs and spattering streets with blood, instantly turning the festive occasion into a scene of confusion, horror and heroics. Police and outside agencies are still conducting investigations, leaving other events around the country, such as Redlands, making plans to counter such attacks.

Baker said anyone who observes any suspicious behavior before or during the event should report it immediately to officers or police dispatch at 911. The Redlands event has largely been a successful one that has not attracted attacks or criminal activities.

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Boston Aftermath Leads to Plans at Redlands Event was last modified: January 14th, 2019 by admin
Categories: San Bernardino

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