TWO EXPLOSIONS AT BOSTON MARATHON FINISH LINE
By David Monti
(15-Apr) — Just before 3:00 p.m. two explosions went off on Bolyston
Street near the finish of today’s 117th Boston Marathon. The first
appeared to come from a running store, Marathon Sports, and the other
came from another location nearby just a few seconds later. There are
serious injuries, according to to live television reports. Local news
reporters and producers on the scene say injuries are very serious,
including head wounds and lost limbs.
Race officials, police,
and other emergency responders are tending to the injured now. The
race’s medical tent is being used for the injured, and other emergency
equipment have been brought into the area; a line of ambulances has
been staged. The official race hotel, the Fairmont Copley Plaza, has
been locked down, and some mobile phone service in the area is out.
who were still on the course are being diverted away from the finish
line. It is not yet known if any runners were amongst the injured.
Detailed information is very limited at this time.