Monday, April 15, 2013

UPDATED: TERROR IN BOSTON: POLICE FIND MORE BOMBS, COMMISSIONER WARNS 'AVOID CROWDS'

UPDATE, APRIL 19, 2013: IT'S OVER....

April 15, 2013 - Horror struck Boston this afternoon as bombs exploded as the Boston Marathon was ending at 2:50 PM ET. The bombs were placed in trash containers about 50 to 100 feet apart. There are two dead and at least 64 injured (these numbers may change). Many injured suffered "traumatic amputation" of limbs. The bombs were hidden in the crowd. The count of injured and dead, say officials, is not final. FoxNews reports that Boston Police have a "person of interest" in custody.

The video below shows the immediate aftermath of the explosions on Boylston Street:

Boston's Police Commissioner Ed Davis confirmed in a 4:45 PM news conference that a third bomb went off at the JFK Library at approximately the same time as the marathon explosions. There were no injuries at the JFK Library. Davis advised people to avoid crowded areas and said that tourists should remain in their hotels. (News conference video.)

At least one more unexploded bomb has been found by police, then destroyed in a controlled explosion on Boylston Street.

Although this incident is thought to be restricted to the marathon, local and federal officials are treating this as a possibly wider situation. President Obama was notified and fighter jets are now patrolling over Boston.

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