D.C. boosts security after Boston blasts

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Local,DC,Alan Blinder

D.C. authorities say they are increasing security after a pair of explosions rocked the Boston Marathon.

Police spokeswoman Gwendolyn Crump said the District had "heightened security," and Metro said the transit agency had "ordered all day-shift patrol officers to remain on duty through this evening's rush hour to increase the security posture of the transit system."

Metro said there was not a "specific or credible" threat against the rail and bus system. The White House closed Pennsylvania Avenue to pedestrians and ordered onlookers across the street to Lafayette Park.


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Alan Blinder

Staff Reporter, D.C. City Hall
The Washington Examiner