As we previously reported, two bombs went off at the finish line of the Boston Marathon yesterday. At least three are dead, and more than 144 others injured. Sheridan Media's Chris Foy has the story.
Two bombs went off at 2:50 p.m. on Monday, near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, and the White House says the incident was likely an act of terrorism.
In a list published by the Boston Athletic Association, 23 runners from Wyoming were registered for the Boston Marathon. Sheridan resident Del Acker was there for the race with his wife Peggy, but we've learned from their family that the Ackers are both safe.
Sheridan Mayor Dave Kinskey had this to say at the start of Monday night's city council meeting in response to the tragedy.
All in all, law enforcement sources report five explosive devices were recovered in the Boston area.
But the good Samaritans Kinskey speaks of were out in full force: from first responders to runners who carried the injured to first aid stations beyond the finish line, to Boston businesses and residents who opened their doors to those displaced by the tragedy - even runners who proceeded to run to nearby hospitals amidst the chaos to donate blood to the victims.