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Columbus Security Reevaluated Following Boston Bombing

Updated: Tuesday, April 16 2013, 12:18 AM EDT
COLUMBUS -- Security across the nation is getting a second look following multiple explosions in Boston, Mass. In Columbus, police are in constant contact with emergency crews on the east coast.

"We need to be very vigilant," Columbus Police Chief Kim Jacobs said. "The whole community needs to understand it had a responsibility to help us, we can't be everywhere at once."

Chief Jacobs asked citizens to be watchful and mindful after multiple bombs exploded near the finish line at the Boston Marathon.

The incident is weighing on everyone's mind; especially those in large crowds. Rob Taylor attended the Columbus Clippers baseball game Monday evening.

"You can never truly be safe," Taylor said. "It's always in the back of your mind."

Hundreds were injured in the Boston blasts. Several hours after the explosions in central Ohio, another large group gathered around Huntington Park in downtown Columbus for the baseball game. Tony and Danielle Cremeans also had security on their minds.

"You get a little nervous after something like that happens," Tony said. "You just have to keep your eyes open."

Danielle, who attended the Boston Marathon before, is now watchful for changes in security.

"I'm watching for police presence," she said. "I'm looking to see if there's more police than normal."

There wasn't.

Monday night was business as usual for the Columbus Clippers and Huntington Park but changes from local law enforcement and emergency managers could be getting a reevaluation.

"We're going to do whatever we can to find out what caused (the Boston Marathon bombings)," Chief Jacobs said. "Then, we're going to take whatever steps are necessary to protect our citizens."


Reporter: Shawn KlineColumbus Security Reevaluated Following Boston Bombing


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