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Boston Marathon Explosions - Breaking News

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  1. ABQCOWBOY

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    Police: 2 dead in marathon blast
    ESPN.com news services

    BOSTON -- Boston police say that two people are dead as a result of two explosions near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, and at least 23 more are injured.

    Two explosions shattered the finish on Monday, sending authorities out on the course to carry away the injured while stragglers in the 26.2-mile race were rerouted away from the smoking site.

    The Boston Marathon said that bombs caused the two explosions and that organizers were working with authorities to determine what happened.

    An intelligence official told The Associated Press that two more explosive devices were found, and were being dismantled. Police set off a "controlled explosion" near the site shortly before 4 p.m., according to multiple media outlets.

    Competitors and race volunteers 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.

    One runner, a Rhode Island state trooper, said he saw at least two dozen people with very serious injuries, including missing limbs.

    Roupen Bastajian, a 35-year-old state trooper from Greenville, R.I., had just finished the race when they put the heat blanket wrap on him and he heard the first blast.


    http://espn.go.com/boston/story/_/id/9174718/explosions-boston-marathon-result-injuries
  2. BoysFan4ever

    BoysFan4ever Well-Known Member

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    Prayers to Boston.

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