Video: Boston Marathon explosions -- Denver Police Department responds

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Video below.
The explosions at the Boston Marathon, which killed two people and injured dozens of others earlier today, represent a still-developing story about which we'll learn much, much more in the coming days.

Meanwhile, residents of metropolitan areas across the country are wondering if they have reason for concern -- and Denver is no exception. That's why, a short time ago, the Denver Police Department put out a statement about the terrible incident. Get details and see videos below.

The first DPD response to the tragedy is the following tweet:

Next came an official statement from the department, issued by Lieutenant Matt Murray.

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Lieutenant Matt Murray at a press conference earlier this month.
"The Denver Police Department is aware of the incident in Boston," the statement begins. "At this time, there are no known links to Denver and no known threats."

"We do remind citizens that safety is everyone's responsibility," Murray continues. "People should be vigilant and if they 'See something, say something.' In other words, all suspicious activity should be reported to police."

The addendum is perhaps the most intriguing portion of the message. Murray writes, "We are in contact with the Federal Bureau of Investigation; should we learn of any link to Denver or specific threat to the safety of people in Denver, we will advise you immediately."

Look below to see videos of the Boston Marathon incident from the Boston Globe and CBS News.

More from our Outdoors archive: "Colfax Marathon dispatch: Top 10 things I learned running the last 14 miles of the race."

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13 comments
Juan_Leg
Juan_Leg

Fuck ANYTHING DPD has to say UNLESS announcing ANOTHER of their officer's 'passing' !

stuka1
stuka1

"The addendum is perhaps the most intriguing portion of the message. Murray writes, "We are in contact with the Federal Bureau of Investigation; should we learn of any link to Denver or specific threat to the safety of people in Denver, we will advise you immediately.""

Most likely a reference to the militant Islamic cells operating freely here (cohorts of the Zazis, Jihad Jane, etc) that DPD and Homeland Insecurity don't want you to think about.

El_Derpo
El_Derpo

Michael Roberts <<<=== derp

Hillary Potter
Hillary Potter

Does there NEED to be a link to Denver/Colorado for us to care about this?!? What a silly statement.

Steven Tillinghast
Steven Tillinghast

I'm still pissed that there wasn't a Colorado Connection to 9/11. We totally got jipped on that one. We're never gonna be a world class city at this rate. /sarc

Elizabeth Lemont
Elizabeth Lemont

I think it's a rational feeling to be in fear anywhere around the nation after situations like this...I'm sure Denver is not the only state issuing similar concerns...

Corey Donahue
Corey Donahue

Yeah. because people in Boston are not really people link to Denver how about this they are human like us there´s a like. Fuck you Wasteword.

Steven Tillinghast
Steven Tillinghast

I get really tired, and frankly embarrassed, by how Colorado basically tries to emotionally photobomb every event in the country by somehow trying to insert itself by some "who the fuck cares" threadbare connection. It just smacks of desperation.

Carole Cross
Carole Cross

Thank God! I'm kind of tired being the "Colorado connection to the mentally insane"!

Steven Tillinghast
Steven Tillinghast

Man, what a bummer, no Colorado Connection. #desperatesecondratecity

stuka1
stuka1

@Steven Tillinghast  

Yup, pretty SmallTown...

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