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2 Mendota Heights Residents in Boston Marathon: Explosions Tear Through Race

Reports and updates on the reported explosions on Boylston Street near the finish line of the Boston Marathon.

Reports and pictures from the reported explosions at the Boston Marathon today are coming in via Twitter and Facebook. Reload this article as Patch pulls together more reports from social media in a Storify window above (use scroll bar at right) or at Storify.com.

According to the Boston Athletic Association, three Mendota Heighs residents were running in the marathon:

Thomas Hartley

David Mullen

Both runners are listed as having finished the marathon, but it's not known if they were near the finish line when the bombs exploded. According to the Boston Globe, runners have been diverted down Commonwealth Avenue, a few blocks away from the site of the explosions.

UPDATED 5:35 p.m. 4/15/13: If you are trying to locate someone who was in the area of the Boston Marathon this afternoon or if you have definite, first-hand information on the whereabouts of someone who was at the marathon, Google has set up a People Finder service to help. The Boston Police Department has also set up a special hotline for people trying to track down missing loved ones who were present at today's race, 617-635-4500.

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