Security will be tightened at cities across the country on Tuesday in response to the attack on the Boston Marathon, a lawmaker on the House Intelligence Committee said.

Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger (D-Md.), the intelligence panel’s ranking Democrats, said law enforcement officials will be sweeping major urban areas for explosives.

“Local, state and federal law enforcement are putting most urban cities on high alert because we want to make sure this is not a pattern like 9/11, so you’re going to see law enforcement and dogs who can sniff out explosives in a lot of areas throughout the country — especially here in Washington D.C — whether it be in train stations, ports, federal buildings, especially the Capitol and this area,” said Ruppersberger to reporters Monday evening.

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