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GPD increasing security around the city in response to Boston Marathon explosions

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The Gainesville Police Department will be increasing patrols near buildings that could be targeted in attacks.

Ben Tobias, spokesman for the Gainesville Police Department, said the city already has emergency plans in place, but the police will “increase our patrols at critical infrastructure areas, those being the hospitals, the power grid, city buildings, anywhere where there are either a large amount of people or where an explosion at one of those places could really hurt the city.”

He said the police are “very good at having large-scale emergency plans,” and the police regularly reviews those plans.

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