New Jersey Steps Up Security Following Boston
New Jersey State Police and New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness is reacting to the explosion at the Boston Marathon by tightening security, getting staff in place and asking the public to take note of suspicious activity.
In a statement, Steven Jones of the New Jersey State Police says a meeting was immediately convened at the state’s intelligence center. He says there is currently “no known threat to New Jersey but the NJSP has recalled and pre-deployed our bomb unit, aviation crews, tactical teams, and search and rescue assets.”
The public should report suspicious activity to their tip line at 1-866-4-SAFE NJ (1-866-472-3365).