Fox News Boston originally reported that two people were killed and 23 injured when two bombs exploded near the finish line of the Boston Marathon.
Intelligence officials say two additional explosive devices were found near the marathon route. They were being dismantled.
Competitors and race organizers 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.
Witnesses reported hearing two explosions, just seconds apart, on the north side of Boylston Street near the marathon’s photographers bridge just before 3 p.m. Fox 25’s Maria Stephanos, whose husband had just completed the race, reported that at least one of the explosions appeared to come from the inside of a building, possibly Marathon Sports.
“I was right there, I saw a plume of smoke coming from a building,” said Stephanos.
Video from SkyFox showed blood on the ground near the finish line. A Fox 25 photographer at the scene reported seeing a number of victims with lost limbs.
The Boston Marathon’s Twitter account reported that the explosions were as the result of bombs being detonated.
It was not immediately known how many people were injured or the extent of their injuries.
The Boston Marathon was suspended. Runners were being stopped at mile 26.
The New York Post more recently reported that 12 people have died. and there were nearly 50 injured which has been confirmed by law enforcement. (Update: the latest confirmed number is three two days out.)
Here is a video of the explosion via Washington Free Beacon:
Here are two aftermath videos (warning: graphic):
From the ground:
From the air:
HT: Weekly Standard.
At this time it is too soon to tell who is behind this terrorist attack or their motive.
Photo Credit: boston-to-a-T via twitter.com