I was horrified when I went to the Boston Marathon website and saw that there were local runners participating in the event today, and were there when the explosions occurred.

According to the Boston Marathon Website, there were a total of 37 runners from Arkansas running, including a couple of runners from Texarkana.

A Facebook post from one of our local participants claims that all Arkansas runners are safe and accounted for... Texarkana resident Jeff Haynes crossed the finish line just moments before the explosions.


Video of the first explosion found on Vine.

The Red Cross has launched a "safe and well" database to help friends and family find out about their loved ones HERE!