This just happened in the past few minutes.
An apparent explosion has hit the finish line area of the Boston Marathon.
Witnesses reported hearing a loud explosion just before 3 p.m.
Fox 25’s Maria Stephanos reported seeing smoke in the area of the finish line.
Reuters was reporting that the Boston Marathon headquarters were in lockdown.
No other details were available.
Here’s a photo found via Twitter.
Appears to be a bloody scene. Reports say there are multiple injuries with people having limbs blown off. No report if it’s terrorism although some reports indicate there was more than one explosion.
“I saw two explosions. The first one was beyond the finish line. I heard a loud bang and I saw smoke rising,” said Herald reporter Chris Cassidy, who was running in the marathon.“I kept running and I heard behind me a loud bang. It looked like it was in a trash can or something. That one was in front of Abe and Louie’s. There are people who have been hit with debris, people with bloody foreheads.”
A photo with a shot of the explosion in the distance is here.
The suspect — a Saudi national who suffered shrapnel wounds in today’s blast — is currently being guarded in a Boston hospital.
A law enforcement source confirmed to The Post that 12 people were killed and nearly 50 were injured in today’s blast.
Most reports still say two are dead, although the NY Post is reporting 12.