Breaking News: Two Dead From Boston Marathon Bomb Attack
A bomb attack on Monday afternoon at the finish line of the Boston Marathon has resulted in two people reported dead so far and dozens with horrific injuries, many missing arms and legs.
According to the New York Times:
Authorities are investigating a report of two explosions at the finish line of the Boston Marathon. There were two booms heard from near the finish line inside the Fairmount Copley Plaza Hotel.
Race officials locked down the hotel because of the report. The sound of two booms, which sounded like thunder, had come a short time earlier.
Competitors and race organizers were crying as they fled the chaos, The Associated Press reported. Bloody spectators were being carried to the medical tent that had been set up to care for fatigued runners.
Boston police are currently pushing everyone away from the affected area while they assess the scene. The hundreds of runners who participated in the race are being held at a “dead stop” not far from the finish line. Story still unfolding.