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Flying Pig officials 'closely following' Boston situation

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.

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