Seventh Update (from the Associated Press) Cellphone companies say service is operating in the Boston area, but with heavy traffic following of the explosions at the Boston Marathon. A law enforcement official, citing an intelligence briefing, said cellphone service had been shut down Monday in the Boston area to prevent any potential remote detonations of explosives. But officials with Verizon Wireless and Sprint Nextel said there had been no such requests. Sprint spokeswoman Crystal Davis said: "Minus some mild call blocking on our Boston network due to increased traffic, our service is operating normally." Two people were killed and scores injured when two explosives detonated near the finish line of the marathon.Sixth UpdateFOX 31 was able to reach out to family members of Tift County High School teacher Mike Beeman and his daughter Melanie for an update on his status: They are both ok, but not reunited yet.He was at mile 25 when the first explosion went off.She was 2 blocks away when it happened.She was taken out of the city and he is at the MIT fraternity house.Fifth Update (from the Associated Press)Boston police say there's been a third explosion in the city, following two blasts near the finish line of the Boston Marathon that killed two people and injured many others. Police Commissioner Edward Davis says authorities aren't certain that the explosion at the JFK Library was related to the other blasts, but they're treating them as if they are. David says there are no injuries stemming from the third explosion. He urged people to stay indoors and not congregate in large groups.Fourth Update (from the Associated Press)A law enforcement official says cellphone service has been shut down in the Boston area to prevent any potential remote detonations of explosives. Authorities have not identified what caused the explosives that erupted at the finish line of the Boston Marathon. The official was speaking on condition of anonymity because the investigation was ongoing. The explosions have killed two people and injured at least 23 others.Third UpdateTwo locals participating confirmed to have been in the race: Doctor Jose Tongol of Albany and Charlene Pennymon of Americus.Phoebe Putney officials are working on contacting Tongol, but FOX 31 media partner the Albany Herald is reporting that Director and Albany CVB Manager Rashelle Beasley says she has made contact with Tongol and that he is OK.The Herald is also confirming that Pennymon was uninjured according to her friends.Second Update (from the Associated Press)The Associated Press is reporting that a senior U.S. intelligence official says two more explosive devices have been found near the scene of the Boston marathon where two bombs detonated earlier. The official said the new devices were being dismantled. It was not immediately clear what kind of devices had been found Monday. The official said the first two did appear to be bombs. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss the findings publicly. The official said it was not clear what the motive was or who may have launched the attack.First Update (from the Associated Press)Boston police say two people were killed and 23 people were hurt when a pair of bombs exploded near the finish line of the Boston Marathon. The blasts shattered the end of the race Monday, sending authorities out on the course to carry away the injured while stragglers in the 26.2-mile race were rerouted away from the smoking site.Initial StoryTwo explosions at the finish line of the Boston Marathon have resulted in injuries. Bloody spectators were being carried Monday to the medical tent that had been set up to care for fatigued runners. Police wove through competitors as they ran back toward the course. "There are a lot of people down," said one man, whose bib No. 17528 identified him as Frank Deruyter of North Carolina. He was not injured, but marathon workers were carrying one woman, who did not appear to be a runner, to the medical area as blood gushed from her leg. A Boston police officer was wheeled from the course with a leg injury that was bleeding. About three hours after the winners crossed the line, there was a loud explosion on the north side of Boylston Street, just before the photo bridge that marks the finish line. Another explosion could be heard a few seconds later.
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