Boston Police Commissioner Edward Davis confirms that two explosions were detonated at approximately 2:50 p.m. Eastern time “near the finish line” of the Boston Marathon, resulting in “multiple casualties,” and that all victims are now accounted for.
A fire in the mechanical room at the John Fitzgerald Kennedy Library, at Harvard University, said to be unrelated, occurred soon after the first two explosions.
More than 100 victims were taken to area hospitals, some with serious injuries, including amputations; three deaths are reported.
Davis reported that Massachusetts State Police and the National Guard have been deployed in the area, and that the Boston Police and the FBI were also deployed.
Five-hundred-eleven Colorado runners were registered for the marathon; two Montrose residents and two Telluride residents had crossed the finish line, prior to the two explosions.
The situation has been “completely stabilized,” Davis said, although several victims are in critical condition.
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