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Dotson: No Threat Against St. Louis After Boston Bombings

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St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson with Mayor Slay talks crime numbers

St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson with Mayor Slay talks crime numbers

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ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - In the wake of the Boston bombings, St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson says there is no threat against St. Louis or any event here.

“It is very difficult in a free society like we live in to be prepared for everything and to be able to intercept everything but we’ve got systems in place. We have early-warning systems, we have an intelligence unit that is actively monitoring, we have great liaisons with our federal agencies,” he said.

Dotson wants the public to call police if they see anything unusual at a sporting event or large-scale gathering.

The Blues hockey game Tuesday night in St. Louis marked the first major sporting event here since the Boston bombings. When asked Tuesday if extra security was planned, Chief Dotson instead reiterated the need for public awareness.

“There are 30 teams playing around the country, there are baseball games played daily, we’ll soon be into football, we’ll be into basketball. So it’s really that extra vigilance,” he said.

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