Boston staying vigilant after NYC bombings

BOSTON (WHDH) - Law enforcement in Massachusetts is being extra alert after bombs were found in and around New York City over the weekend.

For those who lived through the Boston Marathon Bombing, what happened in New York City Saturday night brought back horrific memories from Patriot’s Day 2013.

Former State Police Colonel Timothy Alben was at the front lines of the investigation. Alben believes that since events like the marathon bombing and other terror attacks, security has increased great at concerts, sporting events and popular tourist destinations. He also believes the concern now should be other areas that may be more vulnerable, like the Manhattan neighborhood Chelsea on Saturday.

State Police checked databases and social media and found nothing connecting suspect Ahmed Khan Rahami to Massachusetts. Law enforcement is increasing security anyway, saying they are not taking any chances.

“I’m glad that he’s been found and brought in and the message from the beginning has been that this does not have any connection to anything going on here in New England,” said Gov. Charlie Baker.

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