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Explosions reported at Boston Marathon; 17 Kitsap runners registered in race

April 15, 2013 · Updated 5:48 PM

BOSTON — Two explosions were reported at the finish line at the Boston Marathon just before 3 p.m. EST Monday.

Seventeen Kitsap County runners registered to run in the marathon.

The Boston Herald is reporting the explosions occurred at the finish line at Copley Square, injuring an estimated 12 runners and spectators. According to Boston Marathon organizers on the race's Facebook page, "We are working with law enforcement to understand what exactly has happened."

Here's a list of Kitsap residents registered to run in the marathon, according to the Boston Marathon website.

From the Kitsap Peninsula: Joel Braman, 31, of Bremerton; Kelsi L. Canavan, 27, of Silverdale; Kevin A. Fischer, 33, of Port Orchard; Travis L. Friedman, 33, of Silverdale; Terry E. Fritz, 50, of Port Orchard; Joey Gutjahr, 42, of Silverdale; Jeffrey Moen, 60, of Bremerton; Abigail B. Reichley, 34, of Bremerton; Matthew B. Taran, 45, of Bremerton.

From Bainbridge Island: Luis Borges, 51; Ron Copstead, 61; David Mcvay, 45, Ken Pinchiff, 49; Bob Powers, 50; Claudia Powers, 45, Charlie Quinn, 45; Peter S. Vosshall, 42.

Updated information on the explosions is available at the New York Times and The Boston Globe.

The Herald's fellow Kitsap newspapers in communities with runners in Boston are also posting updates. Go to BainbridgeReview.comBremertonPatriot.comCentralKitsapReporter.comPortOrchardIndependent.com.

1:06 p.m. PST: Boston Police now say 23 injured, 2 dead in explosions at Boston Marathon.

1:53 p.m. PST: Boston Police say third explosion that caused a fire at JFK library is related; no injuries reported at that location.

2:15 p.m.: Sue Tate Cox of Suquamish reported on the North Kitsap Herald's Facebook page, "Jordan Andersen, a 29 year old, NK graduate, is there as well. He finished before the explosion and is safe in his hotel."

According to the Boston Marathon website, Andersen now lives in Kirkland.

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