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Local Reaction to Boston Marathon Tragedy


Police were investigating what happened at the end of the Boston Marathon. Reports initially had two dead and at least 23 injured. There were reports of two separate explosions.

We've been talking with Quad Citians who are running the race today and those that are here waiting for word from their loved ones.

One of those at the finish line is our own Toni Reavis, you know him from his work with Thom Cornelis on our exclusive Bix coverage.

"It's chaos outside. It happened right near the viewing stands. The other one happened about ten seconds later, a couple blocks up Boylston Street, still on the course," Reavis said. "The same part of the north side of the street. People just started jumping up on the barriers, jumping in the middle of the street. The running stopped instantly. The race just came to a halt."

Joe Moreno, race director of the QC marathon, had reaction from those in the area as well.

"We know of a lot of people probably a dozen people here form the QCA that are there," Moreno said. "Through emails, phone calls and Facebook we're getting some reports back from people here in the QC that we know are ok. They've already finished and are doing well."

The phone number to check on loved ones or friends in the area is 617-635-4500.

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