Update on Marathon Emergency - 5:00 PM
- April 15, 2013
- Tufts is monitoring the unfolding incident of an explosion or explosions with injuries at the Boston Marathon’s finish line. The cause of the explosion is unknown at this time. Media are reporting two deaths and the transportation of the injured to local hospitals.The area around Boylston Street and Copley Square is closed to vehicle and pedestrian traffic. BAA buses are evacuating runners along the route and buses have already picked up a number of our team members.Tufts is setting up an Emergency Operations Center on the Medford/Somerville campus. We are doing our best to find out more about the status of other Tufts-affiliated runners, volunteers and spectators and will provide more information as soon as it is available. Meanwhile, please stay tuned to local media for more information.
Tufts Emergency Alert System
In an emergency the university will attempt to communicate with the community through a variety of methods. Use of the latest available technology provides us with several ways to reach community members through public postings, information hotlines, and an Emergency Alert System integrating telephone, text messaging and email.