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Boston Steps Up Security for Media Outlets After Maryland Newspaper Shooting

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    Boston Police Increase Presence at Media Outlets

    In response to the shooting in a Maryland newsroom that left five people dead, Boston police will take extra caution for news organizations in the city.

    (Published Friday, June 29, 2018)

    In response to the Maryland newspaper shooting that left five people dead, Boston police are increasing security at several media outlets and publications.

    Boston Police Commissioner William Evans said officers are set to guard these premises for an unknown duration of time. Police did not disclose which media outlets would get the additional protection.

    Officials say the extra security is not the result of a threat, but out of an abundance of caution.

    On Thursday, June 28, a gunman opened fire at the Capital Gazette newsroom in Annapolis, Maryland. The suspected shooter, 38-year-old Jarrod Ramos, reportedly had what an official described as a "vendetta" against the publication.

    Boston Mayor Marty Walsh addressed the tragedy with a Tweet stating that his thoughts are with the victims and their families.


    In addition to Boston, New York City set extra patrols around the New York Times Thursday after the shooting was reported.

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