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Suit Claims Obama Visit Caused $670K In Damage At Marlboro Airport

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Marine One helicopter (File Photo credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Marine One helicopter (File Photo credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

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MARLBORO (CBS) – The owner of a small privately-owned airport in Marlboro has filed a federal lawsuit for more than $670,000 to cover runway damage that allegedly occurred when President Barack Obama made a surprise visit to the Bay State in 2010.

President Obama and the Secret Service landed at Marlboro Airport for a quick visit in April of 2010 in the wake of the devastating floods that hit the state.

obamamarlboro Suit Claims Obama Visit Caused $670K In Damage At Marlboro Airport

President Obama at Marlboro Airport in April 2010.

Bob Stetson, the airport’s owner, claims the Secret Service brought in ground trucks that were much too heavy for the small runway, leaving behind serious damage.

WBZ-TV’s Bill Shields reports

Marine One, five other helicopters and 23 support vehicles came to the airport.

Stetson says he made countless phone calls to Washington, asking officials to come see the damage, but no one gave him the time of day.

The lawsuit was filed on Tuesday at U.S. District Court in Worcester after the airport’s claim was denied by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

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