SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS/AP/BCN) — San Francisco police are on heightened alert following two deadly explosions at the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday, SFPD Chief Greg Suhr told KCBS. A short time after the SFPD’s announcement, Oakland police also went on heightened alert.
At least several people were killed and over 100 more injured in the blasts which Boston and federal authorities said were caused by bombs. The back-to-back blasts occurred about two hours after the marathon winners crossed the finish line.
Chief Suhr said his department had increased patrols around the city of San Francisco’s “higher-profile potential targets,” which included critical infrastructure and areas where large crowds gather. But he added that the move was a safety precaution and that the city had received no credible threats.
“We don’t really need to hear anything from anybody when something like this happens. We’ve got all the officers right now going into uniform. The uniform presence in San Francisco will be stepped up significantly especially where crowds gather,” Suhr told KCBS All News 740 Am & 106.9 FM. “There will be officers all over San Francisco and you can imagine where there will be more than less.”