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Boston Police: At least 3 die in marathon blasts
UPDATE: 11:14 p.m. Witnesses describe aftermath of bomb explosions at marathon
BOSTON (AP) - A former Army medic says the scene at today's Boston Marathon was "more like Baghdad and Bombay than Boston."
Bruce Mendelsohn was attending a post-race party in an office building just above the blast site when an explosion knocked him to the floor. He rushed outside and found blood, glass and debris everywhere, and began applying pressure to what he calls "gruesome" wounds.
One of the runners describes a gruesome scene inside a medical tent near the finish line, as bombing victims were brought in "with no limbs." He says he tried to shield his children's eyes, but says "they saw a lot."
Three people were killed and more than 140 injured, including 17 critically, when two bombs exploded almost simultaneously about 100 yards apart.
There's no word on who may have carried out the attack or why.
UPDATE 8:58 p.m. Boston Police: At least 3 die in marathon blasts
BOSTON (AP) — Police say at least three people have been killed in the explosions near the finish line of the Boston Marathon.
Police commissioner Ed Davis confirmed the three deaths but provided no details.
The explosions Monday also injured more than 130 people, knocking spectators and at least one runner off their feet.
Some of the victims lost arms and legs. Other injuries included broken bones, shrapnel wounds and ruptured eardrums.
UPDATE: 6:26 p.m. Boston police: No one in custody in race blasts
BOSTON (AP) - Boston police say no suspect has been taken into custody in connection with the explosions near the finish line of the Boston Marathon.
Police Commissioner Edward Davis also says that the fire at a library a few miles away and more than an hour later doesn't appear to be related to the explosions at the race on Monday. He says the fire may have been caused by an incendiary device.
Authorities say the blasts killed two people and injured at least 73.
Police say it's too early to get into specifics about the nature of devices or whether shrapnel was involved.
UPDATE: 5:16 p.m. Per CBS News, officials at the JFK Library in Boston say that the explosion at the library was an accident, not a bomb. Information currently conflicting regarding origin of explosion.
UPDATE: 4:56 p.m. Boston police commissioner: 3rd explosion at JFK Library
BOSTON (AP) - Boston police commissioner: 3rd explosion at JFK Library.
BOSTON (CBS) - Spokesman for JFK Library says no injuries in explosion.
UPDATE: 4:41 p.m. DHS providing 'whatever assistance' needed
WASHINGTON (AP) - Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano is directing her agency to provide "whatever assistance" necessary in the wake of two explosions near the finish line of the Boston Marathon.
About two hours after the winners finished the race there were two explosions near the finish line Monday, killing at least two people and injuring as many as 23 others.
Boston Police and federal authorities are trying to determine what happened.
UPDATE: 4:19 p.m. Intelligence official: 2 more explosive devices found at Boston Marathon; being dismantled
WASHINGTON (AP) - Intelligence official: 2 more explosive devices found at Boston Marathon; being dismantled.
UPDATE: 4:11 p.m. Police: 2 dead, 23 hurt in Boston Marathon blasts
BOSTON (AP) - Boston police say two people were killed and 23 people were hurt when a pair of bombs exploded near the finish line of the Boston Marathon.
The blasts shattered the end of the race Monday, sending authorities out on the course to carry away the injured while stragglers in the 26.2-mile race were rerouted away from the smoking site.
BOSTON (AP) - Two explosions at the finish line of the Boston Marathon have resulted in injuries.
Bloody spectators were being carried Monday to the medical tent that had been set up to care for fatigued runners. Police wove through competitors as they ran back toward the course.
"There are a lot of people down," said one man, whose bib No. 17528 identified him as Frank Deruyter of North Carolina. He was not injured, but marathon workers were carrying one woman, who did not appear to be a runner, to the medical area as blood gushed from her leg. A Boston police officer was wheeled from the course with a leg injury that was bleeding.
About three hours after the winners crossed the line, there was a loud explosion on the north side of Boylston Street, just before the photo bridge that marks the finish line. Another explosion could be heard a few seconds later.