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:
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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