Gov. Walker issues statement on Boston bombings

MADISON (WITI) -- Gov. Scott Walker released the following statement on the bombing at the Boston Marathon.

"There is no explanation for the kind of evil that seeks to destroy.  Our hearts go out to the victims of the bombing today in Boston.  Tonette and I join our fellow Americans in sending our prayers and deepest sympathies to those injured and the families of those killed."

Massachusetts Emergency Management is encouraging family members seeking information about relatives to call 617-635-4500.  In addition, the FBI and Boston Police Department are staffing a tips hotline and those with potential information regarding this tragedy should call (800) 494-TIPS.

Wisconsin’s two intelligence fusion centers, the Wisconsin Statewide Information Center and the Southeastern Wisconsin Threat Analysis Center, are working closely with their law enforcement and homeland security partners in Boston and on a national level.

The public should contact law enforcement via 9-1-1 when an immediate response is needed regarding suspicious activity for any type of crime, including terrorism.

Non-emergency suspicious activity can be reported at 1-877-WIWATCH (949-2824) or  These reports are evaluated by the two fusion centers and their partners, including the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security.