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San Francisco On Heightened Alert In Wake Of Boston Marathon Bombings

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By Paul Johnson

San Francisco, California (CNN) - cities across the nation are stepping up security in the wake of the boston marathon bombings.
Three people were killed and dozens others injured in this afternoon's explosions near the finish line.
San francisco's police chief says his department is on heightened alert.
"I've spoken to Special Agent in Charge Dave Johnson of the FBI. He assured me that of right now we do not have any specific threats to San Francisco. That if any should appear, I'll be the first to know, we'll respond accordingly. We're paying attention to all the public source outlets and all of our task force agents are paying attention. We want to keep San Francisco safe."
San Francisco police say they are increasing patrols in areas where there are large crowds.
They're also asking the public to call police to report anything suspicious.


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