Police: Boston Marathon Bombs Kill 2, Dozens Injured

Two people have died in bombings near the finishing line of the Boston Marathon.

At this stage a further 132 have been injured according to reports on social media.

What we know:

  • The two blasts near the finish line – along Boylston Street near Copley Square – “happened 50 to 100 yards apart.” –  CNN
  • Police don’t immediately know whether that explosion is related to the two near the Boston Marathon finish line. – CNN
  • Third explosion was suspected at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library, said to be fire related. – CNN
  • Fox News says a person of interest is in custody. – TMZ
  • At some point cellphone service was used to make sure detonations didn’t take place. A no-fly Zone was established at the scene. White House security stepped up.
  • 23,326 runners started Boston Marathon, 17,584 finished before it was cancelled at 2:57p.m. –  @lindsaycrouse

We will give you updates as and when they happen this is a developing story.

Our thoughts are with the innocents affected.

  • Jen1029

    From the CNN website (I kid you not) –> Investigators warned police to be on the lookout for a “darker-skinned or black
    male” with a possible foreign accent in connection with the attack, according to
    a law enforcement advisory obtained by CNN