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Quincy police bomb dogs help in Boston Marathon investigation

Posted by Jessica Bartlett  April 16, 2013 10:57 AM

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After the bombs went off near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday, Quincy police jumped into action.

Responding to a call from Boston Police to assist, all four of Quincy's bomb-sniffing police dogs were immediately sent into the scene to look for other explosives,

“Right afterwards, Boston put a call out. [We] sent them all in,” said Quincy Police Captain John Dougan.

As of Tuesday morning, a few of the dogs were still in Boston, Dougan said.

Dougan said no one from Quincy Police Department was running the race, and the only officers working the race were on motorcycles, escorting the buses for runners to and from Hopkinton.

Locally, Quincy Police have increased their presence at the city’s four MBTA station as a precaution.

Quincy Police had an increased presence at T stations during the evening commute to reassure travelers on their way home.

“We’re assisting the MBTA police with station security,” Dougan said.

Police have also activated their marine unit to watch out for public infrastructure.

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