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Cleveland’s mayor says Boston attacks have the city on high alert
Mayor Frank Jackson urges people to report anything suspicious
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Mayor Frank Jackson
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Cleveland's mayor says the fatal explosions in Boston are spurring vigilance in his city. Frank Jackson says local law enforcement personnel are beefing up security measures across the city, and people are urged to report anything that looks out of place.

Cleveland’s mayor says Boston attacks have the city on high alert

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“What would be normal sometimes, now becomes a suspicious behavior, and I know that people are on alert in that way, but we don’t mind if people give us information.”

A duffel bag left at the East 55th Street RTA station prompted Cleveland police to close off parts of I-490 today. RTA halted trains east of Tower City.  A few hours later, a bomb squad found the bag to be harmless.

Mayor Jackson says the city is talking today with organizers of the annual Rite-Aid Cleveland Marathon, to discuss increased security.  The event is May 19th.

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