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Tuesday, April 16 2013, 07:23 AM EDT
UPDATE: Three Dead, At Least 130 Injured in Boston Marathon Blasts
BOSTON (AP) -- Police say at least three people have been killed in the explosions near the finish line of the Boston Marathon.
  
Police commissioner Ed Davis confirmed the three deaths but provided no details.
  
The explosions Monday also injured more than 130 people, knocking spectators and at least one runner off their feet.
 
Some of the victims lost arms and legs. Other injuries included broken bones, shrapnel wounds and ruptured eardrums.

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BOSTON (AP) -- Authorities say bombs that exploded near the finish line of the Boston Marathon have killed two people and injured more than 120.

Eight hospitals report that they are treating at least 124 people. Of those, at least 15 are in critical condition.

The injuries ranged from cuts and bruises to amputations. Many victims suffered lower leg injuries and shrapnel wounds. Some suffered ruptured eardrums.

Dr. Richard Wolfe, chief of the department of emergency medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, says one or two of the hospital's 21 patients faced a "high probability of mortality."

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BOSTON (AP) -- The Boston police commissioner says the JFK Library fire doesn't appear to be related to race explosions.



BOSTON -- CNN reporting that federal law enforcement officials are now classifying the explosions at the Boston Marathon as a "terrorist attack."



WASHINGTON, DC -- President Barack Obama is expected to speak about today's bombings at the Boston Marathon at 6:10 p.m. Watch ABC 22 and FOX 45 for the latest on this developing story.



BOSTON -- More than 100 being treated for injuries from blasts, Boston Globe reports.



BOSTON -- The Boston Mayor's Office has set up a hotline to connect family members with runners. Call 1-617-635-4500.



BOSTON -- Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis said in a press conference that there was a third incident at the John F. Kennedy Library in Boston.

Fox News is reporting that intelligence officials told The Associated Press two unexploded devices were being dismantled, and reports of a third "controlled" explosion near the JFK Library in the Columbia Point section of Dorchester, may have been an intentional detonation supervised by authorities.



UPDATE: Two More Explosive Devices Found Near Marathon

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A senior U.S. intelligence official says two more explosive devices have been found near the scene of the Boston marathon where two bombs detonated earlier.

The official said the new devices were being dismantled.

It was not immediately clear what kind of devices had been found Monday. The official said the first two did appear to be bombs.

The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss the findings publicly.

The official said it was not clear what the motive was or who may have launched the attack.

The Boston Police Department is reporting that two people have died and 23 are injured. CBS has reported that six of those are in critical condition.

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UPDATE: Boston Police Confirm Explosions Were From Bombs

BOSTON (AP) -- Boston police say two people were killed and 23 people were hurt when a pair of bombs exploded near the finish line of the Boston Marathon.

The blasts shattered the end of the race Monday, sending authorities out on the course to carry away the injured while stragglers in the 26.2-mile race were rerouted away from the smoking site.



BOSTON (AP) -- Authorities are investigating a report of two explosions at the finish line of the Boston Marathon.

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

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.

WBZ in Boston has reported the explosions happened on Boylston Street, near the viewing stands. They also said windows of a Marathon sports store were blown out. The CBS affiliate said some of the injured people are being treated at the Marathon tent.

We checked the Boston Marathon website for locals who were running. There were 680 people signed up to run, including 16 from Dayton, four from Beavercreek, two from Kettering, three from Xenia, two from Huber Heights, and one each from Springfield, Centerville, Fairborn, Miamisburg and Vandalia. This is not an exhaustive list of all communities, however.UPDATE: Three Dead, At Least 130 Injured in Boston Marathon Blasts

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