Submitted by ub on Mon, 04/15/2013 - 20:32

From London to Los Angeles and right here in New York City, public safety officials are stepping up security following today's explosions at the Boston Marathon.

Police officers have been sent to congested areas, as well as transportation hubs while officers are being extra vigilant around large crowds and will increase security at sporting events. From the Barkley Center in Brooklyn, Dodger Stadium in LA and in Tennessee, where the Nashville Predators are hosting the Vancouver Canucks tonight, sports fans will experience a visible presence around all these stadiums and arenas.

These departments are activating emergency operations centers to increase communication and patrols for public transit and other critical areas.

Officials are reviewing information from federal authorities for any possible threats, according to Emergency Management System. Officials are urging anyone who sees anything suspicious to contact the appropriate authorities.