Three years after two Islamist-inspired brothers detonated a bomb near the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon, area law enforcement officials are taking extreme precautions in preparations for the upcoming April 18 race.
In 2013, three people died and hundreds others were injured in the shocking act of terror that inspired a several days manhunt for the perpetrators.
Tamerlan Tsarnaev would be killed in the subsequent manhunt and his brother, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, would be taken into custody.
This year, nearly 5,000 Boston-area law enforcement officers will line the 26.2 mile race route in a tremendous show of force, hoping to prevent any potential violence. Drones will also be prohibited in the area.
Local officials are optimistic and no credible threats have been reported.