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Officials reviewing Pittsburgh Marathon security

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PITTSBURGH (AP) - The explosions at the Boston Marathon have Pittsburgh police and organizers of the Pittsburgh Marathon on May 5 reviewing security for the race.

But officials say security is already pretty tight for the race because of a bomb scare in 2010.

That's when officials found a microwave oven along the race course that was thought to contain explosives.

That scare overwhelmed local cellphone networks and sent organizers scrambling to control the situation - and has resulted in a much more rigorous security and disaster response plan for the race.

Next month's race is expected to draw about 28,000 runners and up to 50,000 spectators.

The city's public safety chiefs' regular monthly meeting is Tuesday. The Boston bombings have ensured that security for the upcoming Pittsburgh race will be high on the agenda.

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