Chief Comey: Jersey City security stepped up in response to Boston Marathon, JFK Library explosions

JERSEY CITY – In response to the explosions Monday in Boston during that city’s famed annual marathon, several large cities across the nation have announced that they have increased security at transportations centers and other sensitive locations.

In a statement released late Monday afternoon, Jersey City Police Chief Thomas Comey said, “In light of today’s events in Boston, we have decided to increase police personnel at all major transportation hubs throughout the city. We will continue to work with our partners in law enforcement (Port Authority Police, NJ Transit Police, etc.) to ensure the safety of all residents and commuters. We will continue to monitor the situation.”

According to reports from the Associated Press (AP), there were two explosions near the Boston Marathon finish line. Those explosions are now believed to be responsible for the deaths of two people, according to local police reports, in addition to at least 23 injuries.

Two other devices that did not detonate were discovered near the marathon route and were dismantled by local authorities, according to the AP.

Following the two initial explosions, there was a third explosion near the John F. Kennedy Library.

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