Maine gov: very sad Patriot's Day in Boston
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) -- Gov. Paul LePage says Maine Emergency Management Agency staff is on standby in case they are called to help in the aftermath of the explosions at the Boston Marathon.
LePage called it a very sad Patriot's Day in Boston. He says he and his wife send their thoughts and prayers to the families and friends of those who were killed and injured in what he called the "horrific acts of violence."
Authorities say two bombs exploded near the crowded finish line of the marathon, killing two people and injuring more than 50 others.
LePage urged Mainers who are at the event to listen to the guidance of Boston officials who continue to work the scene.