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Marathon finish line now a crime scene, command center

By LEXIE O'CONNOR

BOSTON, Ma (WKTV) - The area around Copley Square in Boston remains closed Tuesday, as did exit ramps from major highways to the area.

The Federal aviation Administration barred low-flying aircraft within 3.5 miles of the site.

A day after the tragedy in Boston, the marathon's finish line had turned into a crime scene. A tent that is usually used to treat runners after the race turned into the command center for the FBI and supporting law enforcement.

Tuesday morning, runners from the marathon were seen leaving their hotels without the excitement they usually share after the race; many just in a rush to get home.

Throughout the night, a variety of law enforcement personnel came in to assist the FBI from as far away as Maryland.

Traffic was cut off around the scene for most of the night, with road blocks still up in many areas.

Many businesses were closed Tuesday, but for people that were walking about, they were asked to still be on alert.

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