We are simply trying to stay on top of this story as it unfolds, so forgive us for the frequency of the posts. Now, a University of Mobile cross-country coach who was on the scene at the Boston Marathon is saying that he saw an unprecedented level of security, spotters on the rooftops, bomb-sniffing dogs, and overall heightened level of alert prior to the beginning of the marathon. Having attended hundreds of marathons, Coach Al Stevensen says that he has never seen such a level of security before comparable marathons and believes that authorities had a credible threat or suspicion before the race.
People were told there was no reason to be alarmed and this was simply a training exercise.
Watch the video where Al actually explains what he saw here…The video is the property of the local news station and we could not embed it here…
UM Coach: Bomb Sniffing Dogs, Spotters on Roofs