Two explosions at Boston marathon finish line
April 15, 2013 03:03 PM EST |
BOSTON — Authorities are investigating a report of two explosions at the finish line of the Boston Marathon.
There were two booms heard from near the finish line inside the Fairmount Copley Plaza Hotel.
Race officials locked down the hotel because of the report.
The sound of two booms, which sounded like thunder, had come a short time earlier.
2 Explosions Rock Boston Marathon
Two powerful explosions shook downtown Boston Monday afternoon near the finish line of the Boston marathon, shortly after the winners of the race were announced. According to reports from journalists and marathon spectators on social media, people were running from the scene and as many as 30 people may have been injured. Photos posted on Instagram and Twitter showed a fireball beneath a building. According to Reuters, the hotel serving as the official marathon headquarters is on lockdown, with no one allowed in or out.
Explosions Reported Near Finish of Boston Marathon
By Josh Voorhees | Posted Monday, April 15, 2013, at 3:08 PM
Runners head out at the start of the 116th running of the Boston Marathon April 16, 2012 in Hopkinton, Massachusetts.
Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images
A scary and uncertain story is currently unfolding in Boston, where one or more explosions appear to have occurred near the finish line of the Boston Marathon. The Boston Globe, citing one of its reporters on the scene, reports that "dozens of people have been seriously injured." Live footage currently being aired on CNN and elsewhere appear to back up that report, with footage showing a number of people being treated by emergency personnel.
many people injured probably from all the broken storefront glass windows
witness says over 100 people hurt