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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - A member of the local bomb squad is reacting to the Boston explosions.

Lt. Doug Bobovnyik, commander of the Youngstown Bomb Squad, says he was surprised that something like this hasn't happened sooner in an American city.

The commander says it's too easy for someone to hide a small explosive device in a large area full of people.

He says it's important for citizens to report things or people that seem to be out of place in large public venues like that. Otherwise, it's hard for authorities to cover massive open areas with thousands of people.

"It takes a lot of man hours to prepare an area where there's going to be a lot of people to search it properly to make sure it's going to be safe. So it's going to cost a lot of money with a lot of man hours," says Bobovnyik.

He says this explosion, however, will probably change the way large outside events are planned in the future.

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