GPD Increases Patrol
While the bombings happened 1,200 miles away we're feeling the impact here in North Central Florida.
In Gainesville officers are keeping their eyes peeled for anything suspicious.
The Gainesville Police of Department has increased patrols at various infrastructure points around the city, which include Gainesville Regional Utilities, hospitals and municipal buildings.
Officers will also keep a close eye on places where there is a large population of people.
Public Information Officer Ben Tobias said they hope Boston was not the first of a multi stage attack, but they are not taking any chances.
"It's just one of those things. We are going to follow the story in boston to see what the intelligence is from that particular incident. See if it's going to have any far reaching affects and we will adjust our patrols as necessary from then," said Tobias.
Currently there is not a certain time limit on how long officers will patrol these areas.
Officer Tobias said reisdents should also watch out for anything unsusal or suspicious and if you do come across something it's best to report it.
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