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Thank you go -- -- 2:50 PM.
The world simultaneous explosions that occurred along the route to Boston Marathon near the finish line.
These explosions occurred fifty to a hundred yards apart.
And you've seen.
Resulted in multiple casualties.
At this point in time all of the victims have been.
Removed from the scene.
Sent officers to hospitals to be in touch with the family members and -- possible witnesses.
We immediately activated the system of vote Wii Sports.
That you called Waltham Massachusetts -- the federal government has in place for these sort of excellence.
My first two calls were to.
Special agent charged the FBI and to the -- -- -- state police.
Both report and let him -- -- immediately sent resources.
Have at this point in time.
Determined that there has been a third incident that has occurred.
There was an explosion occurred at the at JFK library.
So this is very much an ongoing event of this point in time.
We are not certain that these incidents are related but we're treating them as if they are we're recommending to people that they stay home.
That if there are hotels in the area that they return to their homes.
And that they don't go any place in congregate and large crowds.
More mature -- completely -- what's the situation.
-- you are setting up but to telephone numbers that are very important.
The first one is for families of victims people who are trying to locate people.
That number -- 6176354500.
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The second number if anyone sorry thing.
At this incident if anybody knows of any information that could lead to the rest of prosecution of the individuals responsible for this they should call us.
Tips that's 1800.
494 tips that London stuffed up tonight along with the with the FBI and state police we are working with the alcohol tobacco and firearms.
We have general here from the Massachusetts National Guard who was assistant in securing government of and we have additional assets from other agencies -- fall -- volunteering.
To assist us.
After this incident occurred there were that was certainly a lot of people who were running from the scene some of them deposited bags and parcels they were carrying.
Each one of those bags and parcels being he's being treated us as suspicious device at this point in time.
We have multiple you'll do teams but -- checking each one of the aspects but at this point we have not found another -- The three incidents that have occurred.
Two of them occurred simultaneously on world's history and the third one occurred at JFK.
About a cup -- -- People should become.
But they should understand that this is an ongoing event and they should understand that we need all the information that we can get.
Available to us.
And thank you very much I want to thank the commissioner.
I had a call from the president.
About a half an hour ago who assured us that we would have.
A full cooperation of the FBI who -- is here in the ATF.
We're also on the ground.
We have as the commissioner said.
The the state police the National Guard.
Fully deployed and we thank them for their assistance to fire Marshal.
The city fire Marshal is here as well it's a lot of coordination in a very fluid.
We are asking that people.
Stay out of crowds and calmly.
Make their way home or if -- visiting back to their hotels.
All of the hotels.
Security will be prioritized.
At the outset.
And again people had information.
Please use those tip lines this is very very important that we get as current information as we can as quickly as possible.
And you take any questions.
Well you know I I AM.
In the marathon as a pretty special day around here you know in.
As I started this this morning.
Visiting Mayor Menino and in the hospital who was devastated that he couldn't be at the marathon today he's on his way here now I think in my right.
From the from the hospital so obviously he -- says as concerned as the rest of us are.
About the safety of the people who are who come for this iconic.
Experience -- it.
Builders -- there was no specific.
Type of truck that we're looking for at this point in time.
We are looking for any information people have -- what they saw our oil markets but might have heard.
-- the at the site of the explosion or coming and going woo woo -- investigating all the featuring.
We don't help the number of casualties at this point -- this is very early in this investigation we wanted to get out -- -- was much information we got.
But we cannot tell you exactly how many people -- -- -- -- order.
That was a controlled explosion on borrows from street but there was a third explosion at the JFK library that we believe this related.
That was -- as -- because they explained earlier there are a number of parcels that have been dropped quite people on the parade on the on the bridge were.
Anything that's -- -- right now is being viewed as this suspicious device and we are clearing each -- each one of those items.
With DOD team they may be blowing things up over the course of the next few always.
But at this point in time we have not found another device on -- us history.
But we talk about for a pitcher all the time as we lead up to to this particular event we have fun we have no information that this was gonna happen.
But it's it's it's literally just unfolding I don't have specifics there was an explosion.
We've we've got reports after -- court that there was an explosion.
-- -- -- -- -- What we're not being definitive on this right now what you can you can.
Mutual conclusions based upon what it's.
The music -- At this point in time no every asset of the -- -- -- Massachusetts and the federal government is either here or coming here.
With some as the governor said that the president has talked directly to.
To the mayor as well as governor and I I had a personal composition with the director of the FBI and pledged any -- -- we -- so we are stabilizing the situation at this point in time the people should be cautious.
That's all they do offer -- much.
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