The AP reported that cellphone service in Boston has been shut down “to prevent any potential remote detonations of explosives.”
The Boston Police Department’s official Twiiter account is keeping the public informed of press conferences, casualty counts and more.
People who ran the race have taken to social media to share that they’re all right. Twitter has also became a place for people to post their prayers and well wishes, as well as dramatic pictures from the scene.
— Terra México (@TerraMexico) April 15, 2013
Several phrase related to the Boston Marathon also emerged as trending topics on Twitter. By 4 p.m. ET, #prayforBoston, two explosions, #explosion, and #thoughtsandprayers were trending on Twitter.