Explosions erupt at Boston Marathon finish line

UPDATED MONDAY 5:54 P.M. — A pair of explosions shook the finish line at the Boston Marathon Monday afternoon and CBS News reports that a third explosion was fired by Boston Police, who found an explosive device under bleachers nearby.

Boston Police have confirmed that at least 23 people were injured and two were killed in the explosions at Copley Square. They also confirmed the third explosion, saying it was controlled and no injuries are believed to haver been suffered at JFK Library. However, the library fire may well turn out to be unrelated. Police are currently treating it as though they are connected though.

The race was halted after the explosions. According to the Boston Athletic Association website, baa.org, 16 Greenwich residents registered for the marathon, while eight appear to have completed the race. It is unclear how many spectators from Greenwich may have attended the event.

Town residents who registered for the marathon include James Charlton, Nancy Ozizmir and Dora Paz of Riverside; Renata Britto-Pereira, Jonathan Gale, John Krasniewicz and Ann Williams of Old Greenwich; Richard Bucala, Christopher Loveless, George Nelson, Daisy Pearce and Paula Scaminaci of Cos Cob; and Jacqueline Aanonson, John McCabe, Hugo Mujica and Dauvin Peterson of Greenwich.

According to the website, James Charlton, Dora Paz, John Krasniewicz,Christopher Loveless, George Nelson,  Jacqueline Aanonson, Paula Scaminaci and John McCabe finished the race.

If you are looking for someone in the Boston Marathon area, call 617-635-4500 for information.

Additionally, two online registries have popped up, allowing people to search for their loved ones. Google launched a People Finder application where users can list who they are looking for or that they have information about someone. It can be accessed at google.org/personfinder/2013-boston-explosions.

The second registry was created by the Red Cross, which maintains a “Safe and Well” listing for any disaster. That can be found at redcross.org/find-help/contact-family/register-safe-listing.

Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy issued a statement on Monday afternoon saying the state’s thoughts and prayers were with the people of Massachusetts.

“Connecticut’s law enforcement officials and emergency responders are in close contact with their counterparts both in Massachusetts and with federal homeland security officials as we continue to receive information about the horrific events in Boston.  We will offer our full support to our neighboring state and assist in any way we can.”  

There is no indication of any injuries yet to any town residents. The Post will have more information as it becomes available.

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