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Thread #150394   Message #3503885
Posted By: beardedbruce
15-Apr-13 - 03:22 PM
Thread Name: BS: Explosions at Boston Marathon
Subject: BS: Explosions at Boston Marathon
Several people have been hurt in two explosions near the Boston Marathon finish line, CBS Boston reports.

There were two booms heard from near the finish line inside the Fairmount Copley Plaza Hotel.

WBZ-TV says the medical tent near the end of the marathon course has been filled with many people who have been "gravely injured."

It happened around 2:45 p.m. outside Marathon Sports on Boylston Street, according to WBZ-TV's Lis Hughes, who was near the scene covering the marathon.

There were two "incredibly powerful explosions just seconds apart," according to Hughes.

Watch live finish line camera here on CBS Boston
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.