Homeland Security official defends response to scare
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- A top Homeland Security official is defending the city of Boston's response to Wednesday's bomb scare.
Blinking electronic signs meant to advertise an adult cartoon caused disruptions and resulted in some criticism that the city overreacted.
But Homeland Security Undersecretary for Preparedness George Foresman says Boston officials coordinated a "seamless" response to the scare.
During an appearance in Providence today, Foresman said federal officials in Washington were apprised of the situation.
Asked about the two defendants held in the case, Foresman said: "People need to think about the implications of their actions in a post 9/11 world."
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