At least two people are dead and more than two dozen injured after three explosions rocked the city of Boston on Monday in what city officials are calling an “ongoing” event.
Two explosions occurred at the finish line of the Boston Marathon as stragglers in the famous foot race completed their 26.2 mile trek, while a third device went off at JFK Library in a controlled explosion.
Maine Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) Director Rob McAleer is monitoring the situation as it develops, according to a press release from Gov. Paul R. LePage.
“It’s a very sad Patriot’s Day in Boston,” said LePage. “Ann and I send our thoughts and prayers to the families and friends of those who were killed and injured in today’s horrific act of violence.
“For the many Mainers who are in Boston today we hope you are safe.”
The Governor encouraged anyone with information that may lead to an arrest to call 1-800-494-TIPS.