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No Drones, Backpacks At Boston Marathon This Year05:46
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Runners make their way over the finish line in the 118th Boston Marathon, Monday, April 21, 2014. (Elise Amendola/AP)
Runners make their way over the finish line in the 118th Boston Marathon, Monday, April 21, 2014. (Elise Amendola/AP)
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Another sign of spring — the 119th Boston Marathon is just a week away.

This year's marathon, much like last year's, will be flanked by extra security, including thousands of uniformed and plain clothes officers stationed throughout the route.

Monday morning, the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency held a press conference to go over the special precautions for this year's runners and spectators.

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Asma Khalid, reporter for WBUR. She tweets @asmamk.

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WBUR: Boston Marathon Security Procedures Outlined

  • State and local safety officials say security for this year’s Boston Marathon will be similar to last year’s and are asking spectators not to bring backpacks, large bags, coolers and glass containers.

The Boston Globe: Police Release Spectator Guidelines For Boston Marathon

  • Among this year’s no-nos: drones. Drones and remotely controlled model aircraft are banned along the entire route.People approaching viewing areas anywhere along the 26.2-mile course may have to pass through security checkpoints, and police may search bags, State Police said.

This segment aired on April 14, 2015.

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