Race director says Boston Marathon will be 'safest place on the planet'

  • by: BOB SALSBERG , Associated Press
  • Updated: April 16, 2014 - 3:45 PM

BOSTON — The arrest of a man with a rice cooker in his backpack near the Boston Marathon finish line led police to step up patrols Wednesday, while organizers sought to assure the city and runners of a safe race next week.

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