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Incident at JFK Library Likely Not Related to Marathon Explosions

Fire at the JFK Library

UMass Boston Alert: Campus is closed today, April 16, as law enforcement officials continue to investigate yesterday’s incident at the JFK Library. All daytime classes and events are cancelled, and the library is closed. A decision is forthcoming on whether evening classes and events will be held. Check www.umb.edu for updates.

UMass Boston Alert: Law enforcement continues to investigate JFK Library incident.

At the latest press conference with Mayor Menino, BPD Commissioner Ed Davis said the incident at JFK Library was likely not related to the explosions at the marathon finish line.

Boston Police Department (BPD) tweeted that the incident at JFK Library appeared to be “fire related.”

In an earlier press conference, Davis said the blast at the JFK Library around 4:30 p.m., which was announced as an unrelated electrical explosion, was actually an explosion that could be related to the explosions on Boylston Street. 

The Dorchester Reporter said a mechanical fire broke out at the JFK Library around 3 p.m. but was quickly put under control and not related to marathon.

The JFK Library tweeted: “All staff and visitors are safe and accounted for. Thank you.”

The Boston Globe tweeted at 12:53 p.m. today (before the reports of explosions at the finish line) that there will be controlled explosions at the JFK Library.