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Monday, April 15, 2013

Last year’s finish line showing the Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel in the background
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Earlier today, multiple explosions have occurred in Boston resulting in two confirmed deaths and hundreds injured at Copley Square. Two explosions within seconds of each other tore through the finish line at the Boston Marathon, approximately four hours after the start of the men’s race. Boston Herald reporter and eyewitness Chris Cassidy said it appeared that the first of the two blasts originated from trash cans along the sidewalk which was heavily populated with marathon spectators.

A third explosion also occurred at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, however the Boston Police Department are not reporting any casualties at that scene. Area police do not believe the two events are related.

President Obama commented on the events saying federal resources were being made available to the Boston local authorities to hold whomever was responsible accountable.

“I kept running and I heard behind me a loud bang. It looked like it was in a trash can or something. That one was in front of Abe and Louie’s,” said the Herald’s Cassidy who was participating in the event at the time.

Ed Davis from the Boston police informed the media that persons wishing to contact persons at the scene should phone 617-635-4500. Anyone at the scene who may have information for the authorities should contact the incident line on 1-800-494-TIPS.

A hazmat biohazard team near the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon at Boylston St, after the explosions there.
Image: Ashstar01.

A hazmat biohazard team near the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon at Boylston St, after the explosions there.
Image: Ashstar01.

A hazmat biohazard team near the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon at Boylston St, after the explosions there.
Image: Ashstar01.

A hazmat biohazard team near the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon at Boylston St, after the explosions there.
Image: Ashstar01.

A hazmat biohazard team near the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon at Boylston St, after the explosions there.
Image: Ashstar01.

A hazmat biohazard team near the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon at Boylston St, after the explosions there.
Image: Ashstar01.

A hazmat biohazard team near the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon at Boylston St, after the explosions there.
Image: Ashstar01.

A hazmat biohazard team near the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon at Boylston St, after the explosions there.
Image: Ashstar01.



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Two people confirmed dead in Boston Marathon bombing

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Two people confirmed dead in Boston Marathon bombing

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Earlier today in Massachusetts, two explosions went off near the finish line of the Boston Marathon that left two people confirmed dead according to local police. A third explosion went off at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library located 8 miles (12.8 kilometres) from the race finish. No deaths were reported at the site of the library explosion.

The explosions went off at approximately 2:30pm Boston local time. A third explosion at the Boston Marathon site went off at approximately 4:00pm Boston local time, with the Boston police aware of the bomb before it went off. The Associated Press is reporting that two other devices were found and the police were working to defuse them.

Police and paramedics are still on scene of the bombing. Area universities were being evacuated as a precaution.


 
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