You won't hear or read about this in the mainstream media, but a Mobile, Alabama runner in yesterday's Boston Marathon where two bombs were set off near the finish line tells a local NBC affiliate there was an obvious state of heightened alert for the possibility of a bomb even before the race began yesterday. This contradicts claims by government officials that they had no prior warning. Ali Stevenson describes scenes of bomb sniffing dogs and spotters on roofs of nearby buildings near the finish line ahead of yesterday's marathon and repeated reassurance to runners by officials not to be alarmed because it was just a training exercise.
“At the starting line this morning, they had bomb sniffing dogs and the bomb squad out there,” he said. “They kept announcing to runners not to be alarmed, that they were running a training exercise,” Stevenson told AL.com.
However, during a press conference, Boston police told Infowars reporter Dan Bidondi that there was “no specific intelligence” regarding an attack and that no drills took place besides the usual precautions taken for a big event.
When Bidondi again attempted to ask police about why people were being told to remain calm before the bombs exploded, there was no response.
“They kept making announcements saying to the participants ‘do not worry, this is just a training exercise’” said Stevenson, who is the University of Mobile’s Cross Country Coach.
“Evidently, I don’t believe they were just having a training exercise, they must have known,” Stevenson told Local15 News. “They must have had some sort of threat or suspicion called in,” adding that spotters were stationed on roofs of buildings and that bomb sniffing dogs were going up and down the finish line.
Stevenson said the level of security he witnessed was unlike anything he had experienced as a marathon runner before in major cities such as Chicago, Washington D.C., and London.
Photographic evidence confirms Stevenson’s claim that there were spotters on the roof before the bombs exploded.