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2 Dead, Several Dozen Hurt In Explosions At Boston Marathon Finish Line


BOSTON (CBS) – Boston Police have confirmed that two people are dead and that several dozen were injured after two explosions went off near the Boston Marathon finish line Monday afternoon.

It happened around 2:50 p.m. outside Marathon Sports on Boylston Street, according to WBZ-TV’s Lisa Hughes, who was near the scene covering the marathon. There were two “incredibly powerful explosions just seconds apart,” according to Hughes.

According to CBS News correspondent Bob Orr, two bombs were inside trash cans near the viewing area close to the finish line. One unexploded device has been recovered, according to CBS.

Orr is reporting that authorities have recovered surveillance video from the area which shows a man with what looked to be two backpacks near the scene just moments before the blast.


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