Police, bystanders react to, describe Boston marathon bombingIn Boston tonight there is shock and horror after two bombs exploded at the Boston marathon. At least two people have been killed and dozens wounded, many seriously. And, there may be more bombs to deal with. The entire city is on high alert.
In Boston tonight there is shock and horror after two bombs exploded at the Boston marathon. At least two people have been killed and dozens wounded, many seriously. And, there may be more bombs to deal with. The entire city is on high alert.
The two explosions went off in rapid succession at the finish line of Monday's Boston marathon.
Runner: "I literally saw the garbage barrel explode and I saw the flash of the fire of the explosion and I just ran as fast as I could."
The first blast was followed by a cloud of white smoke and just seconds later another explosion and more smoke. Complete chaos ensued with several people running for cover and crying. Debris and blood covered the area.
Ed Davis, Boston Police Commissioner: "At this point in time, we've determined that there has been a third incident that has occurred. There was an explosion that occured at the JFK Library. So this is very much an ongoing event."
There were immidiate reports of mass casualties including missing limbs and shrapnel wounds. Police and emergency personnel rushed to the scene to cordon off the area and attend to the wounded. Early pictures showed numerous victims being transported by wheelchairs and stretchers to local hospitals. The Boston marathon is one of the biggest and more premiere races in the country, with tens of thousands participating. The explosions came hours after the winners had crossed the finish line.