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Albany doctor close to Boston marathon bombings

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

A well-known Albany doctor is still in Boston Tuesday.  He was just a block away from the explosions.

Dr. Jose Tongol is an oncologist at Phoebe's Cancer Center and the president of the Albany marathon board. 

He registered to run the Boston marathon, but did not participate because of an injury. He says he heard a loud boom, then another loud sound, as chaos broke out.

"Nobody knew at first, but we heard some rumors when we were walking back to the hotel that it was a bomb. So everybody was chaotic, everybody was crying all over the streets. And the police responders immediately went there. It was a quick response," said Tongol.

He says this tragedy is a wake up call for everybody, that attacks like this can happen anywhere. Tongol is scheduled to return to Albany Wednesday.

 

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