Boston Marathon explosion: Dozens reported injured as device goes off near finish line

BREAKING NEWS: Two explosions rock finish line of Boston Marathon as dozens of people reported seriously injured

By
Beth Stebner

PUBLISHED:

19:09 GMT, 15 April 2013

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UPDATED:

19:15 GMT, 15 April 2013

Two large explosions has been reported near the finish line of the famous Boston Marathon, leaving behind a scene of carnage.

Eyewitnesses at the scene said there was a loud explosion and emergency vehicles crowded the scene. Up to 60 people have been reported injured, dozens of them seriously.

'There are a lot of people down,' one man, whose bib No. 17528 identified him as Frank Deruyter of North Carolina, told the Associated Press.

He was not injured, but marathon workers were carrying one woman, who did not appear to be a runner, to the medical area as blood gushed from her leg.

A Boston police officer was wheeled from the course with a leg injury that was bleeding.

A spokesman for the Boston Marathon said that the race's headquarters are on lockdown.

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An explosion rocked the finish line of the Boston Marathon where dozens of people have been reported seriously injured