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Security for Cleveland's marathon is increased
Cuyahoga sheriff's "Impact Unit" will be deployed following deadly bombing at Boston's marathon
by WKSU's KEVIN NIEDERMIER


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A specially trained law enforcement team has been added to the array of security for next month’s Cleveland Marathon.  The Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Department’s newly formed “Impact Unit” will be on patrol. The bolstered security is in response to last week’s deadly Boston Marathon bombing. Sheriff Frank Bova:

 

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"The impact unit is close to a dozen highly trained officers who will be assisting with the route. I don't want to give too much of the information out, but they'll be assisting sort of secretly throughout the route of the marathon."
 
The Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon will be run May 19. Organizers also plan to hire extra private security officers for race day, and police dogs from across Ohio will be brought The event is expected to draw more than 60-thousand runners and  spectators to the city.

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