(BOSTON) — Police are ramping up security for Monday’s Boston Marathon in the wake of last year’s bombings near the finish line.
Four-thousand police officers and 500 undercover plain-clothes detectives will be staged from the start line to the finish line.
Cameras have also been installed along the 26.2 mile route, which will be monitored in an underground, high-tech command center.
According to ABC’s Chief Investigative Correspondent Brian Ross, Boston Police Commissioner Bill Evans’ greatest fear is a copy cat attack.
“They had kind of a dry run this past week on Tuesday during the memorial tribute when a man was spotted carrying a backpack, saying he had a pressure-cooker bomb inside it,” Ross said. “The police took the backpack on the ground, detonated it, determined it was just a rice cooker with confetti.”
“This year the goal is to make sure they can spot something before the attack actually takes place,” Ross added.
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