Gov. Kasich Holds Meetings to Review Security

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CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Governor John Kasich said he held high-level meetings Tuesday to review security in Ohio in the wake of the Boston bombings.

"It was just horrific," said Kasich during an exclusive interview with FOX 8's Bill Sheil, "It was just evil."

Kasich said the state has to pay particular attention to what he termed "soft targets"  or events where there are large crowds of people gathered such as at a baseball game or a marathon race.

He said showing a large security presence can be important to deterring an attack and that his administration "is going to do everything we can to prevent an incident here in Ohio."

Kasich said he spoke to Department of Homeland Security officials Tuesday and is looking to help local officials any way he can.

When asked if he changed any security operations in the state today, the governor said he outlined some things that "we should pay more attention to."

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