Pittsburgh officials to hold news conference Thursday about marathon

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Officials with the city of Pittsburgh and the Pittsburgh Marathon will hold a news conference Thursday to address security around the May 5 race, which comes just three weeks after bombs at the Boston Marathon killed three and injured more than 260.

Mayor Luke Ravenstahl, public safety Director Michael Huss and race director Patrice Matamoros are slated to appear at the 10 a.m. news conference, which will be held in the mayor's conference room.

Several public safety agencies, including the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police, the FBI, the U.S. Secret Service and Pittsburgh Emergency Management, are involved in race security. Out of security concerns, they've been vague about what extra measures will be taken, but have said it will involve extra officers and extra equipment.

Race officials and civic leaders expressed concern today about who would pay for additional security.

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Moriah Balingit: mbalingit@post-gazette.com, 412-263-2533 or on Twitter @MoriahBee. First Published April 24, 2013 4:00 AM


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