Homeland Security urges Ind. residents to be alert

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

The Indiana Department of Homeland Security is urging people at public events this weekend to help keep everyone safe by reporting anything suspicious.

The department is urging people to be on alert on a busy weekend of events, such as the Little 500, Purdue GrandPrix, Komen Race for the Cure, the Blue-Gold spring football game at Notre Dame and other events throughout Indiana amid jitters following the explosions at the Boston Marathon.

Department of Homeland Security Executive Director John Hill says citizen awareness is one of the best partners authorities have against manmade crises. He said law enforcement needs the average person to know that their input is critical to preventing violent situations. He says people should not feel embarrassed for reporting anything out of the ordinary.

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