Boston police leader helping with security training for Twin Cities Marathon

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Local law enforcement is getting some valuable information from Boston Police Superintendent William Evans as the Twin Cities Marathon draws near.

The Star Tribune reports that Evans met with local law enforcement officials Thursday to share their experience learned from the April 15 Boston Marathon bombings.

Organizers of the October 6th run said they are always reviewing security and that it may be difficult for runners and spectators to see many signs that security has been enhanced, because most of the measures Evans has described are already in place.

KARE 11 reports that most of what Evans told law enforcement was not made public. But the station says Evans has emphasized the value of using undercover officers, bomb technicians, having a communications plan in place and having proper training for volunteers.

One of the safety measures this year is that spectators are being asked to leave backpacks at home.

The marathon is expected to draw around 300,000 spectators.

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