LAPD to beef up Dodgers-San Diego Padres security after Boston Marathon blasts

Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck said Monday his department will increase officer deployments at sporting events in response to explosions that killed at least two and injured nearly two dozen others at the Boston Marathon.

Beginning with the Dodgers-San Diego Padres baseball game Monday evening, Beck said the additional police presence would include deployment of bomb-squad personnel, dogs and other "precautions geared to preventing a similar event."

"We will be increasing deployment at all scheduled sporting events in the near future," Beck said.  "I’ve already been in contact with the Dodgers about this."

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The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said it, too, would step up patrols.

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