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Happy ending

Boston-like fears unfounded, officials let Stockade-athon finish

Police officers search the contents of a suspicious bag left in a wooded area near Iroquois Lake in Central Park Sunday. It turned out to be a runner's change of clothes.
Photographer: Peter R. Barber
Police officers search the contents of a suspicious bag left in a wooded area near Iroquois Lake in Central Park Sunday. It turned out to be a runner's change of clothes.
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The city’s signature Stockade-athon was nearly halted mid-race Sunday morning after officials were alerted to a suspicious-looking gym bag near the finish line. The maroon bag that caused the panic — which could have kept 1,863 runners from the finish line — was singled out because it had wire coming out of it, according to assistant race director Dwight Wilson, who said he saw the bag. “With everything going on with Boston and everything, I ...

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rswanker
November 10, 2013
4:57 p.m.

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How much did this idiocy—excuse me, "alertness and preparedness" cost us?

grant18
November 11, 2013
9:35 a.m.

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Peace of mind is priceless.

rswanker
November 11, 2013
3:41 p.m.

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Mmm...I think we can put a price on this little endeavor, which turned out to be fruitless.

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