Police Confirm Two Explosions and Casualties at Boston Marathon

First responders were at the scene Monday. First responders were at the scene Monday. Charles Krupa/AP

Multiple outlets and law enforcement officials are reporting what a horrific looking scene makes clear, even as a frenzy searching for more potential explosive devices and survivors continues: The headquarters at the Boston Marathon have been locked down after at least two bombs went off near the downtown finish line mid-Monday afternoon. Boston Police confirmed at least two dead and 23 injuries (law enforcement officials told the New York Post that the explosions may have left at least 12 casualties), while there were gruesome images from the street to makeshift tents and Boston hospitals of lost limbs, hair on fire, children with severe burns, and worse. Boston police and marathon officials have confirmed that there were at least two explosions, but did not characterize them, as the marathon did, as "bombs." No one was saying who or what might be responsible. A Boston Globe photographer reported that he heard but did not see the third explosion, and Boston police were scrambling to contain the scene. "There were two booms heard from near the finish line inside the Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel," reports the AP. And there are reports that another device has been found and will be detonated:


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