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FBI: No threat to Hawaii after Boston Marathon

HONOLULU (AP) — There are no specific threats to Hawaii in the aftermath of the explosions at the finish line of the Boston Marathon, an FBI spokesman in Honolulu said Monday.

FBI spokesman Tom Simon said the bureau has no information of any credible threat to Hawaii.

Deputy Chief Dave Kajihiro of the Honolulu Police Department said officers will make more frequent checks of certain facilities and locations as a precaution, but the department hasn’t heard of any threats locally.

Toni Schwartz, spokeswoman for the Hawaii Department of Public Safety, said officials will work with other agencies to see if new security measures are needed.

“The public can be assured that, based upon today’s events, large venues or activities will be scrutinized thoroughly,” Schwartz said.

Local law enforcement in cities around the United States and abroad are increasing security in the aftermath of Monday’s explosions.

Honolulu’s marathon is held in December, with a route that runs through the tourist area of Waikiki.


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