Two Explosions At The Finish Line Of the Boston Marathon [VIDEO]
Not long ago, there were 2 explosions near the finish line of the Boston Marathon. Windows from the Marathon Sports store were blown out when the 2 blasts took place. Details are still sketchy, but for now we know that at least 6 people were injured in the explosions and there’s rumors of another explosive device that is being diffused right now!
Again, we really don’t know much about what caused the explosions or why, and the rumor of a possible 3rd explosive is not confirmed, just a rumor floating around on talk radio and television.
CNN reports on the horrific incident.
The blasts occurred a few seconds apart on opposite sides of the street, CNN Producer Matt Frucci reported. The first left “a big plume of smoke” hovering over the area, around Boston’s Copley Square; the second occurred perhaps 10 seconds later, he said.
The explosions occurred about 2:45 p.m., about an hour after the first of the race’s nearly 27,000 runners had crossed the finish line, Frucci said. The race was halted after the explosions as was subway service into the area.
Paramedics were treating several victims at the scene, and police ordered onlookers to back away from the area. Troops from the Massachusetts National Guard were assisting police as well.
Onlooker Josh Matthews said he heard the blast, then saw police running toward the scene.
“We just heard a lot of sirens, and people were kind of frantic, and it was a bad situation, so we got out of there,” he said.
A spokeswoman for Massachusetts General Hospital said four patients were being treated there.
And at this point in time that is the most we have on the explosions that rocked the Boston Marathon. I’m keeping a close eye on this one and as updates come in I’ll keep you posted!
See some footage and get more in this video below.