Explosion at Boston Marathon leaves many injured
Many people have reportedly been injured after two explosions at the finish line of the Boston Marathon. There were two boom sounds heard from inside the Fairmount Copley Plaza Hotel
Many people have reportedly been injured after two explosions at the finish line of the Boston Marathon. The blasts occurred on Boyleston Street hours after the top runners had finished the race, but with thousands of marathoners still running the route.
The first blast was quickly followed by a second.
Race officials have locked down the hotel and bloody spectators were being carried to the medical tent that had been set up to care for tired runners.
Pictures of the incident are emerging on Twitter with one user claiming, "I saw people’s legs blown off. Horrific. Two explosions. Runners were coming in and saw unspeakable horror."
Spectators in videos of the incident were heard to remark, "Oh my God, they're dead", though no fatalities have yet been reported.
Authorities have confirmed to The New York Post that they have identified a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing.
The suspect — a Saudi national who suffered shrapnel wounds in today's blast — is currently being guarded in a Boston hospital.
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