Governor LePage Issues Statement on Boston Marathon Explosions

Border security tightens as officers check drivers for recent ties to Boston. Due to two bombs that were detonated at the finish line of Monday’s Boston Marathon, anyone passing into Canada will be asked if they have recently come from the Boston area. The bombing resulted in three deaths and dozens of injuries. (Photo by Amy Jeanroy).


AUGUSTA – Monday, Governor Paul R. LePage issued the following statement in light of the Boston Marathon explosions:

“It is a very sad Patriots’ Day in Boston. Ann and I send our thoughts and prayers to the families and friends of those who were killed and injured in today’s horrific act of violence. For the many Mainers who are in Boston today we hope you are safe.

I have been in contact with Director Rob McAleer of the Maine Emergency Management Agency who is monitoring the situation and keeping me apprised of any developments. MEMA staff is on standby in the case they are called to assist.

Boston officials are indicating this is an ongoing event, and I urge Mainers to listen to the guidance of Boston officials who continue to work on the scene. Families who may be looking for loved ones are asked to call 617-635-4500. Additionally, if anyone saw anything and has information that may lead to an arrest, they are asked to call 1-800-494-TIPS.”