- Associated Press - Sunday, April 20, 2014

BOSTON (AP) - Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick and a congressional leader say security will be tight as thousands of runners and hundreds of thousands of spectators crowd Boston’s streets for the annual Marathon.

Patrick said on CBS’ “Face the Nation” on Sunday that Boston may be the safest place in America on Monday.

The governor said officials are striking a balance between more security and maintaining the city’s festive spirit. Patrick would not specify the steps being taken to boost security, but said there will be a “considerably more police presence.”

Rep. Michael McCaul, chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, told ABC’s “This Week” on Sunday that cameras, police, police dogs and bomb detecting equipment will make Boston “well-fortified.”

McCaul, a Republican from Texas, said he’s concerned about the possibility of a copycat attack.

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