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Police warn Hub students ahead of Boston Marathon

Cops write letter urging your “celebrating responsibly” on Marathon Monday.

In a letter recently sent out to Boston college campuses and posted on the Boston Police Department’s news website, police brass warn students to celebrate safely and that there will be a “zero tolerance policy” on public drinking.

“There will be a zero tolerance policy towards public drinking, open containers of alcohol and intoxication,” police Superintendent William Evans wrote in the letter.

Police also warn residents not to congregate on rooftops, fire escapes or porches, citing recent tragedies. A man was seriously injured when he fell from a rooftop in South Boston during the St. Patrick’s Day parade.

There will also be a large police presence in the area that day.

“On marathon Monday there will be large crowds, restricted access and a large police presence along the marathon route starting in Audubon Circle and continuing through the Back Bay. There will be access restrictions on certain streets, which may make getting around a bit more challenging,” the letter said.