Officials say security tight for Boston Marathon

This combination of April 15, 2013 and April 14, 2014 photos shows medical workers aiding injured people on Boylston Street near the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon following two bomb explosions, and nearly a year later traffic flowing on the same street as preparations are being made for the 2014 Boston Marathon in Boston.  (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
This combination of April 15, 2013 and April 14, 2014 photos shows medical workers aiding injured people on Boylston Street near the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon following two bomb explosions, and nearly a year later traffic flowing on the same street as preparations are being made for the 2014 Boston Marathon in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick and a congressional leader say security will be tight as thousands of runners and hundreds of thousands of spectators crowd Boston’s streets for the annual Marathon.

Patrick tells CBS’ “Face the Nation” that Boston may be the safest place in America on Monday.

The governor says officials are striking a balance between more security and maintaining the city’s festive spirit. Patrick won’t specify the steps being taken to boost security, but says there will be a “considerably more police presence.”

Rep. Michael McCaul, chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, tells ABC’s “This Week” that cameras, police, police dogs and bomb detecting equipment will make Boston “well-fortified.

McCaul, a Republican from Texas, says he is concerned about the possibility of a copycat attack.

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