State sends troopers, dogs to Nassau to increase LI marathon security

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New York will send troopers this weekend to the Long Island Marathon to assist Nassau County with security, the Cuomo administration said Friday.

Though not specifying how many officers, State Police Superintendent Joseph D’Amico said the state would supply “additional troopers and K-9s as added security measures.”

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Earlier this week, Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano said stepped-up marathon security would cost at least $250,000 more than in previous years.

Mangano said the expanded effort in the wake of the Boston bombings will involve county uniformed and plainclothes officers, county emergency medical and mental health officials, the State Police and volunteer fire departments.

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