CLE Holds Briefing on Safety, Security

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CLEVELAND, Ohio -- The city of Cleveland held a press conference Tuesday afternoon to discuss safety and security preparedness in the city.

It was held at Cleveland police headquarters.

In light of the explosions at the Boston Marathon Monday, Cleveland police have announced that while there were no credible threats to the area, patrols would be increased, the K-9 Unit had been deployed and the bomb squad was on stand-by.

Authorities emphasized that several law enforcement agencies have multiple security plans in place for events that are scheduled in the city. There were such plans in place for the St. Patrick's Day parade, they said, and there are plans in place for the upcoming Cleveland Marathon.

As far as if the security plan at the Cleveland Marathon will change after Monday's events, Police Chief Michael McGrath said "we will probably change them a little bit."

Officials said due to Monday's explosions, there were extra security and K-9 units at Monday night's Cavs game at Quicken Loans Arena, and the same types of resources will be in place for tonight's game between the Indians and Red Sox at Progressive Field.

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