Security Increased Locally

The day after explosions near the finish line of the Boston Marathon state police in Connecticut say security is enhanced here.

Troopers are at the airport and on train platforms. They also have canines aboard trains that are traveling through the state and remind all residents to be vigilant and report anything to State Police that is suspicious.

Officials from Metro-North said they are increasing security and bag inspections after explosions at the finish line of the Boston Marathon.

Bradley Airport officials said flights are not affected, but there will be increases in security surveillance and patrols, as well as “heightened awareness.”

There will also be higher presence of fire department personnel and paramedics.

Stamford officials are also adding security.

"In the wake of the Boston Explosions, the City of Stamford continues with heightened security at prominent locations throughout the city.  As in all major cities, we have heightened our awareness, some visible and some not visible. We do not have any specific intelligence but we have to be prepared. Stamford residents should be alert and we ask them to be aware of their surroundings.”" Ted Jankowski, director of public safety, health and welfare in Stamford, said in a news release.

Officials said the New York Police Department is also on alert and indicated that they will give additional attention to the subway system.

State police said they sent two bomb technicians to Boston this afternoon to help state police with anything they need.

Gov. Dannel Malloy issued a statement as well:

"Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Massachusetts during this difficult time. Connecticut's law enforcement officials and emergency responders are in close contact with their counterparts both in Massachusetts and with federal homeland security officials as we continue to receive information about the horrific events in Boston. We will offer our full support to our neighboring state and assist in any way we can."

He urged residents who are trying to locate a loved one in Boston should call 617-635-4500.

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