Boston Marathon Explosion: Dozens Allegedly Injured Or Dead
5:16 UPDATE: The alleged Boston Marathon suspect is reportedly being guarded as a “person of interest.” The individual has reportedly been taken into custody for questioning. Boston law enforcement officers do not yet know for sure if he could be a victim or a legitimate suspect. A total of 100 people are allegedly being treated for injuries at area hospital. An explosives team is reportedly on the way to the Massachusetts Statehouse.
5:00 UPDATE: During the first Boston Marathon explosion press conference. officials stated that they are currently treating the JFK Library fire as possibly related. Law enforcement officers also noted than many witnesses dropped bags and packages after the explosion. Those packages are all being treated as suspicious and being inspected by OED experts. The Boston Marathon explosion is currently being referred to a an “incident.” Law enforcement officers do not yet know if the explosions were possibly the result of either domestic or international terrorism.
4:37 UPDATE: An alleged suspect in the Boston Marathon explosions has supposedly been identified and is being held at the hospital, according to Fox News breaking updates. The alleged suspect is supposedly being treated for shrapnel wounds. The alleged suspect is supposedly a 20-year-old Saudi national. The supposed person of interest allegedly has severe burns to part of his body.
The FAA has established a no-fly zone over the marathon parade route. The latest victim toll has been updated to possibly 12 dead and nearly 50 injured, according to the New York Post. Those numbers have not been confirmed.
4:21 UPDATE: Intelligence officials stated that two more explosive devices were found near the Boston Marathon route. The devices are currently being dismantled, according to the Associated Press report. The Boston Police Department is now reportedly “aggressively” moving people away from the Boston explosion area and the marathon route. Law enforcement officers are allegedly telling people that anyone nearby could be in danger.
4:00 PM UPDATE: A total of 10 Boston Marathon explosion victims at Massachusetts General have had limbs amputated, according to Fox News live coverage. A suspicious package was allegedly found at the Mandarin Hotel. A total of 19 people are currently being treated at Massachusetts General Hospital.
The Boston Marathon explosions reportedly went off about four hours into the men’s race, meaning there were still thousands of runners left along the route.
Two explosions occurred near the Boston Marathon finish line. Two large booms were reportedly heard as the explosion happened. Details about the incident are still unfolding. There is currently no word yet about injuries. Live images from the Boston Marathon streaming on Fox News show many bystanders running and numerous emergency responders rushing to help.
The Boston Marathon explosions reportedly did not take place simultaneously. One witness associated with the race stated that dozens of people have been seriously injured. During the live news footage, a man can be heard saying, “All my God … they are dead” when looking about victims beneath a barrier.
Some preliminary and unconfirmed reports say marathon explosion victims lost limps. A Boston police update shared on Fox News said that three people have now been confirmed dead. Two storefronts were allegedly damaged in the blasts.
The scene at the Boston Marathon remains very chaotic and emergency responders are still trying to remove victims. Cell service has been overloaded in the area. Witnesses are reporting seeing a “flash” explosion followed by a flume of orange-tinged smoke.
— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) April 15, 2013
Boston police officers are allegedly now looking for a secondary device. One male witness told reporters that a leg flew past his head. The man reportedly took off his belt to use as tourniquet. Unconfirmed reports from witnesses also indicate that rifle or shotgun shells were also found near the Boston Marathon explosion. Some on-scene believe the pieces of metal found were more than likely ball bearings and not shells.
Boston Marathon Live Stream
Sports producer at the scene: “There was blood everywhere. There were victims being carried out. I saw someone lose their leg…” — Cynthia Needham (@globecynthia) April 15, 2013
Some runners supposedly feel that there were two bombs, but that information remains unconfirmed. Windows on a second floor in a building near where most of the carnage occurred were also supposedly blown out, according to witnesses.
BREAKING NEWS: 2 dead, 22 injured in Boston Marathon explosions.
— The Boston Globe (@BostonGlobe) April 15, 2013
Homeland Security source tells me Boston Firefighters discovered an undetonated device at corner of St. James Ave and Trinity place
— Luke Russert (@LukeRussert) April 15, 2013
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