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Statement From The City Of Anaheim In Response To Boston Marathon Explosions

ANAHEIM, CA – (April 15, 2013) Anaheim Police Chief John Welter and Anaheim Fire & Rescue Chief Randy Bruegman issued the following statement today:

Our thoughts and prayers are with the people in Boston as well as their loved ones.

In Anaheim, the Anaheim Police Department and Anaheim Fire & Rescue remain diligent in monitoring activity in Boston and any nexus to our community.  We are in contact with Federal agencies as well as monitoring local intelligence activity.

Our level of daily preparedness allows us to respond to unplanned incidents. In the event of any local emergency, police and fire agencies are ready to respond quickly and activate established response protocols.  We are in contact with our Resort, Sports and Entertainment venues to ensure preparedness for all of Anaheim’s residents, businesses and guests.

We ask the public to remain calm and vigilant.  If you see something, say something.

Anyone encountering suspicious activity should immediately call the Anaheim Police Department at 714-765-1900 or 911 with life-threatening information.

ABOUT ANAHEIM –The City of Anaheim, founded in 1857, is one of the nation’s premier municipalities and is one of California’s most populous cities.  Anaheim covers 50 square miles with more than 343,000 residents and more than 2,950 City employees.  The municipal corporation’s annual budget is $1.5 billion.  Anaheim supports a thriving business community with companies such as Carl Karcher Enterprises, Inc., L-3 Communications, Pacific Sunwear, and Disneyland Resort.

Successful sports franchises call Anaheim home, including Angels Baseball, Anaheim Ducks, the U.S. Men’s National Volleyball Team, the 2012 Olympic Games Silver Medal winning U.S. Women’s National Volleyball Team, and the Professional Arena Soccer League Anaheim Bolts.  Anaheim also boasts world-class meeting and entertainment venues with the Anaheim Convention Center, LEED-certified and the largest on the west coast, Honda Center, City National Grove of Anaheim, Anaheim GardenWalk, and Angel Stadium of Anaheim.  In addition, Anaheim embraces its vibrant cultural arts community, including the world-renowned Anaheim Ballet.  Annually, Anaheim welcomes millions of visitors to the city, truly making it where the world comes to live, work and play. For more information, please visit www.anaheim.net.


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