A number of Coastal Bend residents made there way up to Boston for the marathon, including members of the local running group called the Roadrunners.

Among the members of that group were Donny Patterson, a cross-country coach at Incarnate Word Academy.

"We heard the first explosion, and everyone just stood around and looked. It was just kind of disbelief," Patterson said via phone. "When we heard the second explosion, and then everyone just ran away from the explosion, the cops ran towards the explosion."

Two other members of the group were with Patterson. All of them have been reported safe.