Napolitano: No evidence Boston part of ‘broader plot’

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said Tuesday that there was “no current indication” that the Boston Marathon bombings were part of a broader plot, but declared that her agency would keep “enhanced security measures” in place at transportation hubs just in case.

Napolitano’s statement came after she took part in an Oval Office meeting with President Barack Obama and top national security aides to discuss the investigation of, and response to, the attacks.

“While there is no current indication to suggest that the events in Boston are indicative of a broader plot, out of an abundance of caution, DHS continues to keep in place enhanced security measures at transportation hubs, utilizing measures both seen and unseen,” Napolitano said.

“We continue to urge the American public to remain vigilant and immediately report any signs of suspicious activity to local law enforcement officials,” she said.

Napolitano said she had spoken Tuesday to Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick, Boston Mayor Tom Menino and Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis, as well as members of the Massachusetts congressional delegation—including Senators Elizabeth Warren and William Cowan, and Representatives Mike Capuano, Bill Keating, Stephen Lynch, Ed Markey and John Tierney.

In the photo, seated, from left, are: Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano; Tony Blinken, deputy national security adviser; Jake Sullivan, national security adviser to the vice president; Attorney General Eric Holder; Lisa Monaco, assistant to the president for homeland security and counterterrorism; chief of staff Denis McDonough; and FBI Director Robert Mueller.

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