Tragedy has struck in Boston as two blasts have been reported close to the finish line of the Boston Marathon. Details are scarce right now, although multiple casualties have been reported. We will update with further details when they emerge.
Please stay away from the Copley area for safety’s sake.
Boston Police are reporting 3 people have died, with more than 140 people injured. A third device has been found at Boylston Street and purposely detonated. Police are performing intentional detonations on any suspicious packages.
The third incident at JFK Library is now being considered as a fire-related issue.
Anyone with information to help the investigation can call 800-CALL-FBI.
Anyone with tips can call the BPD’s Crime Stoppers Tip Line at 800-494-TIPS.
People looking for loved ones can call 617-635-4500.
All abandoned bags and parcels are being treated as suspicious. They are being cleared one by one by EOD teams.
The white smoke from the devices indicate a less powerful device than plastic explosive.
Devices are reported to have been in trashcans.
President Obama pledges “every single federal resource necessary” to assist with today’s tragedy.
President Obama: “Any responsible individual, any responsible groups, will feel the full weight of justice.”
Officials found what they believe are five additional, undetonated explosive devices in Boston area.
Commissioner Davis: “I offer my sympathies to the families impacted by this horrible tragedy. Those responsible will be brought to justice.”
The FBI has taken over the investigation.
An official BPD perimeter has been established indefinitely: http://t.co/qU4vIflKOu