SPOKANE, Wash.-- The local bomb squad is preparing for any potential threats that may arise during Saturday's 37th Annual Bloomsday.
In the aftermath of Boston, the joint city and county bomb squad says they've increased their security measures and their presence for this year's race. This includes having their equipment ready.
The bomb squad has a robot that's worth a quarter of a million dollars. The robot is usually the first responder in case of a bomb threat and is important in an urban environment. The robot can can move any threatening device away from people and a trained technician is controlling it from inside a truck.
The team says anytime there is a high-profile event, it increases the chance of copy-cats. They are asking everyone to help keep an eye out for anything suspicious along the race route.