BOSTON — As sports fans and Americans continue to monitor the tragic incident that took the lives of three at the Boston Marathon on Monday, here is a link to follow live coverage of the breaking updates.
The sudden attack in Boston has led law enforcement officials to step up security for this weekend’s London Marathon and Chief Superintendent Julia Pendry confirmed there would be lots of authorities on the streets on Sunday.
Scotland Yard is also working with authorities in the United States, including the FBI and the Boston police department.
“I have increased the number of officers for reassurance patrols by several hundred,” said Pendry. “It’s about making sure that people who come to London on Sunday feel safe when they are in the city.
“It is a good 40% increase on last year on numbers of officers on the ground. We’ve got more search dogs out, we have got more on high visibility patrols.”
“We’re in touch with the Americans all the time. At this time there is no link whatsoever between the Boston Marathon atrocities and the London Marathon on Sunday.
“What we have got is a number of contingencies. I have several contingencies should anything change between now and Sunday; we can then react to anything that should happen. There is no link between the Boston Marathon and the London Marathon and there is no change to the threat level at this time to London.
“The thoughts of the Metropolitan police and our partners and our best wishes go out to the family and friends of the people in Boston.”
THE BOSTON UPDATES
Following the release of two photos Thursday evening of individuals authorities have described as suspects involving in the Marathon bombing, police and medical professionals have confirmed that one is dead and the other still on the loose.
Law enforcement officials have Watertown, Mass. on lockdown as they continue their hunt for the suspect #2, identified as 19year-old Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev of Cambridge, Mass.
Boston suspects have been identified as brothers.
On Monday Lelisa Desisa, prior to the sadness afterwards, using a late kick to pull away from his rivals and secure his first Boston Marathon title in 2 hours, 10 minutes and 22 seconds.
Rita Jeptoo won her second Boston Marathon crown in 2:26:25, using a late race tactic to win the women’s race as well.
“I hope they find him,” said a very angry-like runner, who admitted to not finishing the race after training for 13 weeks in an attempt to complete the race.
“I trained hard and made sacrifices, but I don’t want to be selfish in talking about my own disappointment, as I feel it for the families of those who are dead and praying for the ones who are still nursing serious injuries.”