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Two apparent explosions have rocked the finish line of the Boston Marathon.
The Boston Globe, which is live blogging, reports the explosions caused some injuries.
WGBH’s Anne Mostue tells our Newscast unit she heard two very loud explosions. Mostue said immediately after she saw “people screaming and running toward the river.”
A live video feed of the marathon finish line shows empty stands and emergency workers on the scene.
Update at 3:58 p.m. ET.
Update at 3:46 p.m. ET. The Extent Of Injury:
WBUR is reporting that “at least a dozen are injured.” CNN is reporting that at least 6 have been injured.
“Police pushing everyone away from Copley square. People crying, people sitting collecting their thoughts. Some of the runners still shaking,” Bruce Gellerman reported.
A video of the explosion shows the official marathon clock hitting 4:09 as the explosion happens. The explosion is so severe, one runner is thrown off his feet.
At four hours, most runners would have already crossed the finish line.
Update at 3:35 p.m. ET. Live Coverage:
Update at 3:29 p.m. ET. ‘Horrific’:
The New England Cable News’ Jackie Bruno tweeted that she was close enough to the blast that she felt the force of the explosion.
Update at 3:22 p.m. ET. ‘It Was Awful’:
Aaron Michael, a witness tells WGBH that he looked outside when after the first explosion. That’s when he heard the second one. :
“Boom, there was black smoke,” he said. “Mass chaos. I saw one woman really, really badly hurt. She was being carried out by people, she was bleeding pretty badly. It wasn’t a good scene. It was awful.”
Update at 3:20 p.m. ET. Oldest Marathon:
As Mark reported earlier, The Boston Marathon is the oldest, most prestigious marathon in the world. Tens of thousands of runners participate in the race.
This is a breaking news story. We’ll update as soon as we get more.
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