Tulip Time gets extra security after Boston attacks

7:18 PM, May 2, 2013   |    comments
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HOLLAND, Mich. (WZZM) -- Holland's Tulip Time Festival will have additional security because of the attacks at the Boston Marathon.

Holland Police say there will be more security personnel at the event as well as officers from other agencies. Authorities will be closely monitoring unattended items during the parades, fireworks show, and other large gatherings.

This year, police are also limiting the items people can leave overnight when they reserve a spot along the parade route.

"We're not going to allow anyone to leave any containers or any bags, it'll basically be lawn chairs and blankets the night prior, if they want to reserve their spot along the parade route," says Captain Jack Dykstra with the Holland Police Department.

Police say there are more law enforcement resources in Holland during the Tulip Time Festival than any other time of the year. However, they want to remind the public to keep their eyes open and if they see something suspicious let police know right away.

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