Two explosions at finish line of Boston Marathon

Monday, April 15, 2013 - 2:09pm

UPDATE (3:26pm): CNN is reporting two more explosive devices have been found and are being dismantled at this time.

According to the Boston Marathon website, at least 10 people in the race are from the East Texas area and 11 are from the Shreveport/Bossier area.


UPDATE (3:13pm): CNN is reporting two people are dead and atleast 28 injured in Boston Marathon explosion.

UPDATE (2:45pm): There are several East Texans who were scheduled to participate in the Boston Marathon. According to the official website for the race, there are seven entrants from Tyler and three from Longview.

KMSS will continue to update this story as more information comes in.


ORIGINAL STORY: A pair of explosions rocked the finish line at the Boston Marathon on Monday afternoon, injuring at least a half-dozen people, a CNN producer at the scene said.

The blasts occurred a few seconds apart, shrouding downtown Boston's Copley Square in smoke. Paramedics were treating several victims at the scene, and police ordered onlookers to back away from the area, CNN Producer Matt Frucci reported.

The explosions occurred about 2:45 p.m., about an hour after the first runners had crossed the finish line, Frucci said.

Details are extremely limited.

KMSS will update with more information as it comes in.


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