Bombs explode at Boston Marathon

A beloved annual tradition has been rocked by tragedy as multiple bomb blasts near the finish line of the Boston Marathon killed two and injured more than 60 others, some critically.

The bombs went in Copley Square in Boston’s downtown core, a location filled with hundreds of thousands of spectators.

Reports are circulating the bomb officials found two more explosive devices, but these were defused before they went off.

No group has claimed responsibility for the explosions.

  • The New York Times reports that, “the blasts took place about four hours after the start of the men’s race, which meant that there were still several thousand runners yet to finish the race. One senior counterterrorism official said it was too soon to tell whether the explosions were related to terrorism.”
  • CNN says a witness said the blasts: “felt like a huge cannon.”
  • The Boston Globe reports police are getting reports of unexploded devices throughout the city.
  • The Boston Herald reports on the horrific injuries