Dog trained to detect explosives to patrol race in Mount Clemens

MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich. (AP) - A dog that's trained to detect explosives is expected to patrol a suburban Detroit running event as part of increased security following the Boston marathon bombings.

The Macomb Daily of Mount Clemens reports that organizers of Saturday's Let's Move Festival of Races want to assure the public that the event is safe.

Macomb County Sheriff Anthony Wickersham says it's the first time that his department's canine team will be at the annual event.

Race organizers also have contracted a private security business. The event starts and ends in Mount Clemens, and includes Clinton and Harrison townships.

Now in its third year, the Let's Move Festival typically attracts 3,000 runners and about 5,000 spectators.

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Online:

http://www.letsmovefestival.com

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Information from: The Macomb Daily, http://www.macombdaily.com

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