Philly hikes security for Broad Street Run Officer shot in training accident
PHILADELPHIA -- Authorities in Philadelphia say they'll increase security for a major road race that will attract thousands of runners to the city.
About 40,000 people are registered for the Broad Street Run on May 5. The 10-mile event takes place along on Philadelphia's main north-south street.
The heightened focus on safety comes after two bombs exploded at the finish line of the Boston Marathon on April 15.
On Wednesday, Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter unveiled a new slogan for this year's Broad Street Run to show solidarity with marathon victims.
Philadelphia runners will wear stickers with the phrase "From Philly to Boston with Love."
PLYMOUTH -- Police say an officer apparently shot himself in the leg by accident at a suburban Philadelphia training facility.
It happened at an indoor firing range at the Montgomery County Fire Academy shortly after 11 a.m. Thursday. Investigators say the officer was training with other police at the time and has been flown to a Philadelphia hospital for treatment.
Plymouth Deputy Police Chief John Myrsiades says investigators believe the shot grazed the officer's leg and may have entered his calf. Authorities say he is conscious and alert.
The incident is under investigation.
From our wire services