Monday, April 15, 2013

[UPDATING] Reports: Explosions at the Boston Marathon Finish Line

Posted By on Mon, Apr 15, 2013 at 12:33 PM

Multiple reports are saying that there have been multiple explosions at the finish line of the Boston Marathon injuring many people, though there have yet to be any fatalities reported.



Just as a note, there are at least 38 people out of Tucson participating in this year's Boston Marathon, according to a searchable list of registrants at the Boston Athletic Association website. If you know of anyone in Boston attending or participating in the Marathon, let us know in the comments below or email us at mailbag@tucsonweekly.com.

We'll be updating throughout the day.

Update, 1:07 p.m. - This Vine clip has been circulating the Internet, caputuring news footage of one of the blasts.

Update, 1:10 p.m. - The Southern Arizona Roadrunners are asking for runners who have participated in the marathon to check in on their Facebook page here.

Update, 1:32 p.m. - The Associated Press is reporting that two are dead and 23 are injured as a result of the explosions. There has also been confirmation that the explosions were caused by bombs, and that two more devices were found and are in the process of being dismantled.

Update, 1:46 p.m. - Google.org has established a "person finder" for people to check in to and/or post information about friends and loved ones who may be caught in the confusion of the Boston Marathon explosions.

Update, 2:00 - AP reports that the Boston police commissioner has confirmed a third explosion at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum. The library, which is about 5 miles southeast of where the Boston Marathon's venue is, remains on fire.

Update, 4:03 - The Southern Arizona Roadrunners Facebook page has noted that 31 of the 47 Boston Marathon participants from Southern Arizona have checked in as of 3:45 p.m.

Update, 4:45 - According to the Boston Globe, the number of injured just keeps increasing:


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