UPDATE 6: President Barrack Obama just spoke on the Boston bomb attacks. He avoided using the word ‘terrorism’ but vowed to bring the full weight of justice on the perpetrators of the dastardly act.
UPDATE 5: A third bomb explosion in Boston at the JFK Library, Boston Police Commissioner, Edward Davis, says
UPDATE 4: CBS is quoting security sources as saying explosive devices were behind the explosions. Two other devices were reportedly harvested and defused before they detonated.
UPDATE 3: Security tightened around Boston, New York, Washington DC as wounded now 23, 2 dead
UPDATE 2: Boston Police confirms two dead, 22 injured, according to report by tv network, CBS. The police is yet to determine the cause of the explosions but officials of the Boston Marathon are saying they were caused by bombs.
UPDATE 1: Boston Marathon Statement via Twitter
There were two bombs that exploded near the finish line in today’s Boston Marathon. We are working with law enforcement to understand what exactly has happened.
CBS is reporting that that a third explosion occured a short time ago, as a bomb that was detonated by police after they found the explosive device.
Media reports in Boston showed two explosions near the finish line of Boston Marathon.
Around 2:45 p.m. (Eastern time) two “big, booming” explosions happened at the Marathon’s finish line, the reports outlined.
Television network, CBS, is reporting that several dozens people have been injured. No death has been reported yet but some of the victims are severely injured.
The two explosions are separated by fifteen seconds, reports say. The cause of the explosion is yet unknown.
Ethiopian runner Lelisa Desisa won the men’s division at this year’s Boston Marathon on Monday, finishing the 26.2 miles in 2 hours, 10 minutes and 22 seconds. It’s the first win at Boston for the 23-year-old.
The Marathon headquarters has been locked down after the explosion was reported near the finish line, a spokesman told Reuters.
This story is developing.
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