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Local running group: All area marathon runners accounted for

(KMOV.com) -- Dozens of residents from around the bi-state area were registered to run in the Boston Marathon Monday, and according to a local running roup, all were accounted for.

According to the marathon’s website, there were at least 21 runners registered from St. Louis.

The city will host a major running event of its own in June in the Susan B. Komen Race for the Cure.

In addition to future events, the Blues play Tuesday night at Scottrade Center and the Cardinals will be back in town next week.

Because of Monday’s tragic events, News 4 asked St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson about security concerns here in the metro area.

He said the department is still developing a plan.

“The first step is to understand the event and gather the intelligence for a response that’s appropriate,” he said. “We’ve already talked to the intelligence community as they were sifting through the information, but obviously everyone was caught by surprise today.”

Immediately following the explosions, the Secret Service closed off Pennsylvania Avenue at The White House.

Police in Los Angeles, New York City, London and other cities worldwide are stepping up security following the explosions.

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