Two people confirmed dead in Boston Marathon bombing

Monday, April 15, 2013

Earlier today in Massachusetts, two explosions went off near the finish line of the Boston Marathon that left two people confirmed dead according to local police. A third explosion went off at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library located 8 miles (12.8 kilometres) from the race finish. No deaths were reported at the site of the library explosion.

The explosions went off at approximately 2:30pm Boston local time. A third explosion at the Boston Marathon site went off at approximately 4:00pm Boston local time, with the Boston police aware of the bomb before it went off. The Associated Press is reporting that two other devices were found and the police were working to defuse them.

Police and paramedics are still on scene of the bombing. Area universities were being evacuated as a precaution.

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