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Milwaukee top cop says Boston response 'seamless'


Milwaukee (WKOW) – Milwaukee police Chief Edward Flynn says the response to the Boston Marathon explosions was "seamless."

Chief Flynn used to be the Massachusetts secretary of public safety from 2003-2006, so he watched with special interest as emergency officials responded to the scene.

He says he is following the investigation closely to see if he can apply any lessons learned in Milwaukee.  Chief Flynn says it's too early to say whether his department will make any changes until authorities learn more details about the Boston situation.

Chief Flynn says Milwaukee events such as Summerfest and sporting events are generally safe because patrons' bags are checked, but it's more difficult to plan for outdoor events that are not enclosed, such as the Harley-Davidson Milwaukee Rally each summer.

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