THUNDER BAY – Terrorist attack at Boston Marathon. Two explosions have happened at the finish line of the Boston Marathon. Two are dead and over 100 people are reported injured. The blasts were so powerful, that runners near the finish line were knocked over.
Police and government officials are investigating.
There were a number of people from Thunder Bay at the Boston Marathon. Early reports are that no one from Thunder Bay has been injured.
Canadians in Boston requiring emergency assistance should contact the Consulate General at (617) 247-5100. Friends and relatives seeking information on Canadian citizens believed to be in the area should contact 1-800-387-3124 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Footage from Boston Marathon
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Press Conference from Boston
New York City has been a target for terror attacks. September 11 2001 brought tragedy to New York. Mayor Bloomberg from New York comments, “As law enforcement authorities investigate today’s explosions in Boston, I ask all New Yorkers to keep the victims and their families in your thoughts and prayers. I have spoken with Police Commissioner Ray Kelly, and the NYPD has stepped up security at strategic locations and critical infrastructure, including our subways. Some of the security steps we are taking may be noticeable, including deployment of Critical Response Vehicles and additional police personnel, and others will not be. We have 1,000 members of the NYPD assigned to counter-terrorism duties, and they – along with the entire NYPD and the investments we have made in counter-terrorism infrastructure – are being fully mobilized to protect our city.”