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Report warned Boston Marathon was vulnerable to terrorism

Publié par Clifford Armion le 05/10/2013

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Brian Bennett and Richard A. Serrano

WASHINGTON — Five days before two bombs tore through crowds at the Boston Marathon, an intelligence report identified the finish line as an "area of increased vulnerability" and warned Boston police that homegrown extremists could use "small-scale bombings" to attack spectators and runners at the event.
The 18-page report, similar to others sent to police and first responders before major events in the Boston area, was written by the Boston Regional Intelligence Center, which is funded in part by the Department of Homeland Security and helps disseminate intelligence information to local police and first responders.
The assessment noted that there was "no credible, specific information indicating an imminent threat" to the race.
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"Report warned Boston Marathon was vulnerable to terrorism", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), octobre 2013. Consulté le 13/06/2024. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/report-warned-boston-marathon-was-vulnerable-to-terrorism