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January 17, 2018

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In wake of Boston bombing, Metro Police urge vigilance

Metro Police urged people to remain vigilant in the wake Monday’s bombing at the Boston Marathon but said there were no known threats directed at Las Vegas.

In a news conference today, Jim Owens, Metro’s deputy chief for homeland security, urged the public to report any suspicious activity.

Using an analogy of a possible house burglary, he said, “I’d much rather come out a whole bunch of times when there wasn’t a burglar at your house than not come the one time there is. If you see something, say something.”

Though Metro has not increased its presence on the Strip, officers are making an effort to be more visible, he said.

“We want people to feel safe,” Owens said. “It makes people feel better to see officers out there.”

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