Boston Authorities Provide Information After Explosions

By: CICELY MITCHELL

HOUSTON (CBS Houston) In the wake of two explosions that took place near the Boston Marathon finish line Monday afternoon, officials within the city of Boston are passing pertinent information along to citizens and residents.

The following is being reported by WBZ, the CBS Boston affiliate:

1. Boston Police are asking witnesses to contact them with any details at 1-800-494-TIPS.

2. A Mayor’s hotline has been established for those wishing to find loved ones. The phone number is: 617-635-4500.

3. Cell phone service has been suspended down in Boston.

4. Brigham and Women’s Hospital is in lockdown, meaning there is no one allowed into the facility except staff and patients.

5. Boston Medical Center Family Assistance Center’s hotline phone number: 617-414-6030.

6. Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick is asking people to stay out of large crowds, and to go home or to a designated dwelling.

7. According to the BAA, any runner looking to pick up their belongings should go to Berkeley Street in Boston.

8. If you were a runner or a spectator during the marathon, you are being asked to register with the Red Cross so that family and loved ones can find you.

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