Mon 15 Apr 2013
The MissInfo.TV team sends its prayers to the victims of the Boston Marathon explosions. Currently, the Boston police are giving a live press conference on the horrific tragedy.
The live stream is in progress.
Update: The Police live stream has ended but continous news coverage can be viewed on the live stream.
CNN is providing up to the minute live updates on the developments—–CLICK HERE TO STAY UPDATED.
Two killed in bomb blasts near finish line of Boston Marathon, Boston police say. Area hospitals say at least 90 are injured; Boston Globe reports more than 100 injured.
Two explosions happened at about 2:50 p.m., more than two hours after the first of the race’s nearly 27,000 runners had crossed the finish line.
View more updates from CNN after the jump…
[Update, 6:35 p.m. ET] U.S. Rep. Bill Keating, D-Massachusetts, said an unexploded device was found at a hotel on Boylston Street, and another unexploded device was found at an undisclosed location.
Keating, who is a member of the House Homeland Security committee and has spoken to law enforcement sources, tells CNN’s Dierdre Walsh that the incidents were a “sophisticated, coordinated, planned attack.”
Runners who had not finished the race were stopped before the Massachusetts Avenue overpass on Commonwealth Avenue.
[Update, 6:14 p.m. ET] More from President Obama, who just wrapped up his brief statement at the White House: “We still do not know who did this or why … but make no mistake: We will get to the bottom of (this). We will find out who did this. We will find out why they did this. … Any responsible groups will feel the full weight of justice.”
[Update, 6:11 p.m. ET] President Barack Obama is speaking about the bombings now: “The American people will say a prayer for Boston tonight, and Michelle and I send out deepest thoughts and prayers to the victims,” Obama said at the White House.
A man embraces a young girl after the attacks.
[Update, 5:59 p.m. ET] John Manis, an eyewitness in his 50s, was about 200 feet away from the finish line near the Prudential building when the bombings occurred. He felt the blast to the point that it made him and others around him jump in the air, and some others around him fell down on the ground, he said, according to CNN’s Eden Pontz.
Manis said he heard two blasts about five seconds apart. He said there was confusion all around him, and he was hustled into the nearby Mandarin Hotel. Officials wouldn’t let them leave the hotel for a bit, and he says all who were there were all frisked by police. He said that when he left, he saw broken storefronts and lots of blood.
A man comforts a victim on the sidewalk at the scene of the first explosion.
[Update, 5:51 p.m. ET] President Barack Obama is expected to deliver a statement at about 6:10 p.m. ET from the White House.
A runner reacts near Kenmore Square after the two terrorist bombings near the Boston Marathon’s finish line.
[Update, 5:35 p.m. ET] Google has established a person-finder related to the Boston bombings. People who are looking for someone or have information about someone can make reports there.
A woman comforts another, who appears to have suffered an injury to her hand.
[Update, 5:31 p.m. ET] Boston police now appear to be backing away from their commissioner’s earlier statement that a third incident – at the JFK Library 5 miles from the finish line – might have been related to the Boston Marathon blasts.