Explosions at Boston Marathon Leave 3 Dead, More Than 100 Injured

Apr 15, 2013 2:16 PM

BOSTON (AP) - Two explosions at the finish line of the Boston Marathon have resulted
in injuries. Bloody spectators were being carried Monday to the medical tent
that had been set up to care for fatigued runners. Police wove through
competitors as they ran back toward the course.

(UPDATE) 12:50 p.m.- CBS News is reporting the number injured in today's explosions at the Boston Marathon could be in the dozens, the exact number has yet to be confirmed.

(UPDATE) 1:00 p.m. WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House says President Barack Obama has been notified about the explosions at the finish line of the Boston Marathon.

The White House says the administration is in contact with state and local authorities and directed his administration to provide whatever assistance is necessary in the investigation and response.

(UPDATE) 1:10 P.M.- Boston Police Department: 2 dead, 82 injured in 2 explosions near marathon finish line.

(UPDATE) 1:27 p.m. WASHINGTON (AP) - A senior U.S. intelligence official says two more explosive devices have been found near the scene of the Boston marathon where two bombs detonated earlier.

The official said the new devices were being dismantled. It was not immediately clear what kind of devices had been found Monday. The official said the first two did appear to be bombs.

The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss the findings publicly.The official said it was not clear what the motive was or who may have launched the attack.

(UPDATE) 2:05 p.m.- BOSTON (AP) - Boston Police say there's been a third explosion in the city, following two blasts near the finish line of the Boston Marathon that killed two people and injured many others.

Police Commissioner Edward Davis says authorities aren't certain that the explosion at the JFK Library was related to the other blasts, but they're treating them as if they are.

David says there are no injuries stemming from the third explosion.

(UPDATE) 3:05 p.m.- Boston Police Department have stated the fire at JFK library is unrelated to the explosions at the Boston Marathon earlier today. They have also indicated they have have no suspect in custody. President Barack Obama will address the nation from the White House shortly.

(UPDATE) 3:21 p.m.- Number of injured is now estimated to be around 73 people.

(UPDATE) 4:08 p.m.- Number of injured now estimated to be at least 82 people, and at least 8 critically. Also, an 8-year-old boy is reportedly among the 2 dead.

(UPDATE) 6:13 p.m.- Boston Police now reporting that 3 are dead in the wake of the explosions. 130-plus injured.



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