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Manchester terror attack causes fear here at home among some parents

Posted at 6:23 PM, May 23, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-23 18:23:44-04

The 2016 Kissmas Bash at Keybank Center was a family affair for Ruby Ocasio and her sons, Ethan and Eric. “They're young and they're exploring music, and I like to get them involved in stuff like that.”

Ocasio said she was planning to bring her two boys to the KISS the Summer Hello Concert at Canalside, too. But, now she's reconsidering. “It's kind of scary for a kid to try and go and have fun. And, it's scary for me because I can't enjoy it. I'm too worried about watching my surrounding areas and what's going on.”

Events like the Buffalo Marathon are now once again taking a critical look at security. Event organizers have been on high alert since the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013. Race Director Greg Weber told 7 Eyewitness News they're expecting some 6,000 in Buffalo for the event on Sunday, and it will have an increased police presence to protect runners and spectators.

Weber said he has been in contact with both state police and the FBI to coordinate security efforts. “They just want everyone aware. If they see something, say something be more vigilant over the course of the day. You never know what's going to happen”