Officials Increase Security At The Ohio Statehouse

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The State Highway Patrol said it is increasing its visible presence at the Statehouse and large-scale events around Ohio after bombs ripped through the crowd near the Boston Marathon finish line.

The State Patrol Superintendent Colonel John Born said his main concern right now is copycat crimes.

He said they don't want to take any chances.
Born said to expect seeing more troopers in areas like the Statehouse.

He added there will also be more troopers at events that draw large crowds, like marathons, baseball and football games, and charity events.

The Superintendent said Governor John Kasich requested the increase in patrols in the wake of what happened at the Boston Marathon.

The patrol and Ohio Homeland Security are urging residents to be alert about anyone or anything that looks out of place and to contact authorities if they spot something suspicious.

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