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Boston Marathon bombings called terrorist attacks, 5 runners from Cape Girardeau accounted for

Runners run away from two explosions near the finish line of the Boston Marathon. (Source: WBZ/CNN) Runners run away from two explosions near the finish line of the Boston Marathon. (Source: WBZ/CNN)
Two bombs exploded near the finish line of the Boston Marathon. (Source: Dan Lampariello/Twitter) Two bombs exploded near the finish line of the Boston Marathon. (Source: Dan Lampariello/Twitter)
President Obama urged the nation to avoid jumping to conclusions about the incident. President Obama urged the nation to avoid jumping to conclusions about the incident.
All five runners from the Cape Girardeau area who ran in the Boston Marathon have been accounted for. All five runners from the Cape Girardeau area who ran in the Boston Marathon have been accounted for.

Hello everyone,

Tragic news out of Boston today, at least three people are dead and more than 130 injured after back-to-back explosions near the finish line of the Boston Marathon. Boston news affiliate WHDH is reporting an 8-year-old is among the dead.

Police in Los Angeles, New York City, London, Washington and other cities worldwide stepped up security afterwards. Agencies were also stepping up their social media response, telling the public via Twitter and Facebook to report suspicious activity to the police.

President Obama urged the nation to avoid jumping to conclusions about the incident, while acknowledging that officials "still do not know who did this or why." A White House official later said the incident was being treated as terrorism.

For full coverage online on the bombings, you can click here to visit our Boston Marathon bombings page.

Closer to home, all five runners from the Cape Girardeau area who ran in the Boston Marathon have been accounted for. We talked to one of the runners, Steve Schmittzehe earlier today on the phone. You can click here for more, including his description of the bombings. We'll have more with him and other runners tonight at 9 and 10.

Christy Millweard was at Missouri Running Company today to talk with those who work there. You can catch their reaction at 9 and 10 also.

Amber Ruch
County News Digital Content Producer
aruch@kfvs12.com

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