From Staff Reports
CUMBERLAND — Several local Boston Marathon runners were reported to be safe on social media outlets, including Facebook, after explosions at the Boston Marathon Monday afternoon. They were among a reported 448 runners from Maryland.
Tawny McKay Robinette, posting on the Times-News Facebook site, said “Lisa Weadon Kingsbury was in the exact spot of the explosion 10 minutes prior to it going off. She had been standing there for 7 hours.”
“Steve Green and Kellyann Green both ran and are both safe,” posted Debra Spurrier. Della and Fred Cook also posted to the Times-News Facebook site that “Dr. Bobbi Moose and Jim Jordan finished The Boston Marathon, prior to the explosions. They are both OK,” the post stated.
The Queen City Striders, a local running club, was keeping tabs on local runners as well, most of the above information was also posted by other individuals on the Striders’ site. Wendy Smith Chin reported that Rob Smith “is safely in his hotel room. Thank God,” read a Facebook post.
Police asked for cell phone communications to be stopped in the Boston area to stop remote detonation of explosive devices. Cellular carriers cooperated by closing off communications, The Associated Press reported.