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article imageEyewitness to Boston Marathon bombing says police announced drill

By Eric Morales     Apr 16, 2013 in World
Boston - A coach with the University of Mobile who was returning to the finish line at the time of the attack, claims that police announced that they were conducting a drill.
Alastair Stevenson is lucky to be alive, had he finished the Boston Marathon later then he had he may have been a victim. The veteran marathon runner was returning to the finish line after taking a shower when the double bomb attacks occurred.
The University of Mobile Rams' cross country team coach told Local 15 in Boston that runners were told not to worry, police were conducting a bomb drill.
"They kept making announcements to the participants do not worry, it's just a training exercise," Alastair Stevenson said. "Evidently, I don't believe they were just having a training exercise," Stevenson said. "I think they must have had some sort of threat or suspicion called in."
Stevenson's wife was also almost a victim of the attack, Melanie Stevenson was seated in the section of seats where the explosions took place.
"My wife, Melanie, was sitting in the same exact spot (where the explosion occurred) for five hours," Stevenson said. "She got up and left when I finished the race. Had I run slower, it might have been a different ball game."
Dan Bidondi a reporter with Alex Jones' Infowars website asked Boston Police Department (BPD) Commissioner Ed Davis whether or not the police had prior knowledge that an attack may take place, as well the Commissioner was asked about the alleged drills. Commissioner Ed Davis didn't confirm or deny any drills were underway, and stated that the BPD had no credible threat information.
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