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Cape Gazette NEWS TUESDAY, APRIL 16- THURSDAY, APRIL 18, 2013 3 Two dead, dozens injured at Boston Marathon Local runners say they are all safe By Rachel Swick Mavity rachel@capegazette.com Shortly before 3 p.m. April 15, local reports say two explosions blasted the area near the finish line of the ll7th annual Boston Marathon. Breaking news reports are saying the explosion killed two people and injured at least 23 others. What should have been a time for finish-line celebration turned blast. Al out a minute later, there said police were closing streets into mayhem when two explo- was another explosion, he said. and keeping people away from sions went off about five hours "I tried to stay close to the bar- the blast site as they worked to after the marathon stepped off. ricade where I was," Vassalotti make sure no other explosive Rehoboth Beach runner Jack said. "Marathon people were tell- devices were in the area. Boston Vassalotti was in Boston sup- ing us to stay calm." police are seeking anyone who porting marathon runners from While many runners had has video of the finish line. the Cape Regioni He said he completed the 26.2-mile race, Other area runners include was standing about a block away Vassalotti said some were still on Mary Beth Evans, who finished when the first explosion went the course, whichwas apparently in 3:42:47 and Brandt Chi, who off. redirected, finished in 3:06:08. Chris Schultz, "I can't say I ever heard any- According to police reports, son of local runners Dan and Jo thing that loud," he said. buses were being sent out to pick Ann Schultz of Lewes, is also He had just finished congratu- up runners who had not finished safe. Schultz finished in 3:09. lating Rehoboth runner Linda the race. Local runner Linda Reck is also Schwartz Chi when he heard the Just before 4 p.m., Vassalotti safe. Taser Continued from page 1 tests of Anderson's blood alcohol content. Anderson did not respond to verbal commands; Banks said one of the officers put his hand on Anderson, who threw a punch. At that point, Banks said, the officers warned Anderson they would use a Taser if he did not comply with their directions. A woman identifying herself as Anderson's wife then began recording the incident on video; the video surfaced on YouTube April 13. The five-minute video begins with Whitman and Sauve asking Anderson to put his hands be- hind his back. Anderson puts his hands up, and Whitman shoots him with a Taser. Whitman uses the Taser on Anderson several more times, as the woman who says she is half months pregnant; she pleads to leave, which he did, but he was physically assaulting his Anderson's wife asks the officers with Anderson to calm down, returned a few minutes later wife. Anderson was committed to stop. but Anderson continues to swear trying to get the key. In the state- to Sussex Correctional Institu- Banks said Anderson took one at the officers as they try to cuff ment, Crosswinds management tion in Georgetown arid on April of the Taser prongs out of his him. said Anderson did not indicate 11 pleaded guilty in Delaware chest; Whitman then switched As he is put into a patrol car, which room he was looking for Court of Common Pleas to one the Taser setting in an effort to Anderson tells the officers, "See or whom he was with. count each of resisting arrest, subdue Anderson. you in court." Rebuffed again, Anderson offensive touching of a police of- Throughout the incident, An- In a prepared statement, the went into the parking lot and ricer and menacing, Banks said. derson swears at the officers. Crosswinds Motel management continued to be loud and bel- He said at this point the case is The woman videoing the in- said Anderson came into the of- ligerent. Twice more, he went over as a legal issue. cident repeatedly asks police fice and asked to have a key to back into the office and shouted Anderson has filed no corn- if she can take him home. Sgt. his girlfriend's room. The clerk profanity at the clerk and spat in plaint against the Rehoboth Victor Letonoff arrives on the asked if he was a guest. Ander- the office. Beach Police Department and scene just as Anderson, who is son said he was not a guest, but After his fourth appearance has filed no lawsuits in Dela- on the ground, leans towards his girlfriend was. According to in the office, the clerk called the ware Superior Court. Banks said Whitman's foot; it appears that a staff member, Anderson was police. When a housekeeper told Whitman was placed on ad- Whitman kicks Anderson in the extremely agitated. The staff Anderson he had to leave, he did, ministrative leave. Sauve and head. member said Anderson's girl- walkirig on Rehoboth Avenue Letonoff are still on active duty. Asked about that part of the friend, who identified herself as toward the beach. Banks declined to identify the video, Banks said Whitman may his wife on the video and was According to a local busi- woman who made the video have been responding to Ander- pregnant, arrived from Ocean ness owner who witnessed the because she was not a victim or son's attempt to bite him. City with another man. incident, Anderson had a con- defendant. Anderson continues struggling After being told it was not hotel frontation with the woman who as the officers try to handcuff policy to provide a key to anyone made the video on the sidewalk him. The woman again askswho was not a guest, Anderson near the city Building and Li- Letonoffto let her take Anderson became abrasive, swearing at the censing Office at 306 Rehoboth home. 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