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Blasts Rock Boston Marathon; 3 Dead, Dozens Injured

•, By Spencer Ackerman
 The scene in Boston remains chaotic and few details have been confirmed, including just what caused the twin blasts at the finish line at about 3 p.m. Eastern time. There have been reports of multiple injuries, and a web-hosted Boston police-EMS-Fire Department scanner, frequently tweeted, contains reports of a “several suspect packages,” including at least one reported at the Mandarin Hotel. A Vine video apparently captured one of the explosions.

“There are a lot of people down,” one man, whose bib No. 17528 identified him as Frank Deruyter of North Carolina, said, according to

First responders are requesting explosive-ordnance disposal units to the scene of the suspect packages. Voices over the scanner warn that people, including runners, currently hurried into bars and restaurants near the marathon, need to remain indoors until a street sweep for possible explosives can be found. “People should get away from the area as quick as possible” is a message that Boston first responders say they want put on social media.

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