Cincy Flying Pig officials react to Boston Marathon explosions - WLOX.com - The News for South Mississippi

Flying Pig officials 'closely following' Boston situation

Posted: Updated:
CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -

Officials with the Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon say they are monitoring the situation in Boston after two explosions went off on Monday.

It happened near the finish line of the Boston Marathon at about 2:50 p.m. ET, nearly three hours after the first of the event's winners crossed.

On Monday, a spokesperson for the Pig released this statement:

"Our thoughts and prayers go out to the staff and participants of the Boston Marathon after today's incident near the finish line. We are closely following the situation with our local police and fire leadership to understand the circumstances of today's events and will continue to do so as information is released."

The Flying Pig Marathon is planned for Sunday, May 5 beginning in downtown Cincinnati.

Flying Pig Marathon officials already had a meeting planned with local police and fire on Tuesday to discuss security for the event.

Copyright 2013 WXIX. All rights reserved.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Body found in 18 wheeler on I-20

    Body found in 18 wheeler on I-20

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 11:20 AM EDT2014-07-23 15:20:45 GMT
    The body of an unidentified man was found inside an 18 wheeler, Tuesday night. It happened at the weigh station on Interstate 20 westbound in Warren County. The State Highway Patrol and Warren CountyMore >>
    MDOT enforcement officers went to check out a suspicious vehicle that had not moved all day.
    More >>
  • Coroner: Girl's body was found in abandoned trailer's bathroom

    Coroner: Girl's body was found in abandoned trailer's bathroom

    Friday, July 18 2014 3:26 PM EDT2014-07-18 19:26:33 GMT
    It's been an extremely difficult day for family and friends as well as officers. So many people were crying, upset as the body of 5-year-old Janaya Thompson was removed from an abandoned trailer.More >>
    It's been an extremely difficult day for family and friends as well as officers. So many people were crying, upset as the body of 5-year-old Janaya Thompson was removed from an abandoned trailer. Coroner Gary Hargrove said Janaya's body was found in a bathroom.More >>
  • Biloxi approves ballpark construction bid

    Biloxi approves ballpark construction bid

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 6:53 AM EDT2014-07-23 10:53:07 GMT
    The Biloxi City Council met Tuesday to discuss the next step in seeing the first pitch thrown at MGM Ballpark. The Council pushed forward to approve a construction bid.More >>
    Construction of the new MGM Ballpark in Biloxi could get underway as soon as mid August. The city council met Tuesday to discuss the next step in seeing the first pitch thrown at MGM Ballpark. The council pushed forward to approve a construction bid.More >>
Powered by WorldNow

208 DeBuys Road
Biloxi, MS 39531
(228) 896-1313

FCC Public File
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and WLOX. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.