Officials say fire at JFK Library appears to be unrelated and not an explosion, although some are calling it a possible “incendiary” device. There may a wounded suspect under observation and lockdown at a local hospital. At least one report is that it may be a Saudi National.
New Information: Another Explosion has been reported at JFK Library, in Dorcester, Ma!
Police have confirmed a third explosion in Boston. This time at the JFK Library, there yet have been no reports of dead or injured. Earlier two devices exploded at the finish line of the Boston Marathon, killing two people and injuring over two dozen.
This is apparently some act of terrorism.
from: The Daily Mail
Three people have been reported dead and up to 60 people have been injured after two large explosions went off near the finish line of the famous Boston Marathon today, leaving behind a scene of unimaginable carnage.
Eyewitnesses at the scene said there were two loud explosions about five seconds apart, and emergency vehicles crowded the scene. Up to 60 people have been reported injured, dozens of them seriously.
Witness Dave Weigel said via Twitter minutes after the explosion: ‘I saw people’s legs blown off. Horrific. Two explosions. Runners were coming in and saw unspeakable horror.’
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Spectators and runners flee from what was described as twin explosions that shook the finish line of the Boston Marathon Monday afternoon
Medical workers aid injured people at the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon following the two explosions
Medical workers aid injured people at the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon following an explosion in Boston
A source told MailOnline that there were shotgun shells in the two bombs, which sprayed onlookers and runners with massive amounts of shrapnel.
Competitors and race organizers were crying as they fled the chaos. Bloody spectators were being carried to the medical tent that had been set up to care for fatigued runners. A man was pictured with his lower leg blown off.
‘There are a lot of people down,’ said one man, whose bib No. 17528 identified him as Frank Deruyter of North Carolina. He was not injured, but marathon workers were carrying one woman, who did not appear to be a runner, to the medical area as blood gushed from her leg.
A Boston police officer was wheeled from the course with a leg injury that was bleeding.
About three hours after the winners crossed the line, there was a loud explosion on the north side of Boylston Street, just before the photo bridge that marks the finish line. Another thunderous explosion could be heard a few seconds later.
Runner Laura McLean of Toronto told the Associated Press that she heard two explosions outside the medical tent.
‘There are people who are really, really bloody,’ McLean said. ‘They were pulling them into the medical tent.’
An explosion rocked the finish line of the Boston Marathon where dozens of people have been reported seriously injured
Police officers rushed to the scene as smoke billowed; up to 60 people could be injured from the blast
Medical workers wheel the injured across the finish line
Cherie Falgoust was waiting for her husband, who was running the race.
‘I was expecting my husband any minute,’ she said. ‘I don’t know what this building is … it just blew. Just a big bomb, a loud boom, and then glass everywhere. Something hit my head. I don’t know what it was. I just ducked.’
A spokesman for the Boston Marathon said that the race’s headquarters are on lock down.
Train service on the green line between Kenmore and Park suspended, according to the MBTA.
Windows of Marathon sports store blown out by the force of the two blasts.
The marathon finish line was near Boston’s Copley Square
The grandstands were empty as authorities work though the chaos of the scene