Boston Marathon explosion: 2 killed, 100+ injured

April 15, 2013 |  by  |  Breaking News, U.S. Headlines
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A Boston Marathon explosion killed two people and injured at least 100 more in a violent blast near the Boston Marathon finish line. The Boston Globe reports witnesses heard two large blasts just before 3 p.m. EST.

CNN reports it is unknown who is responsible for the Boston Marathon explosion or why. Yahoo! reports that “officials have also not given any details as to what triggered the powerful explosions.”

Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis reports that law enforcement is now aware of a second incident at New York City’s JFK library. It would be a third explosion — which occurred around the same time as the Boston Marathon explosions — and Davis explained law enforcement is, for the time, treating all three explosions as related.

CNN’s Wolf Blitzer spoke with a witness, Tom Hay, who said the Boston Marathon is typically a safe event, with many police officers. Hay seemed to be upset as he said he “was just trying to piece it all together.”

Boston Police are currently asking everyone in the area to stay home and to avoid traveling in large groups.

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