Two dead after blasts rock Boston Marathon finish line
Mon, 15 Apr 2013 20:18:21 GMT —
A big day for runners was marred by two explosions that rocked the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday.
The two blasts occurred shortly after 3 p.m. directly across from the finish line grandstands of the iconic marathon. NBC News reports that the blasts were separated by about 20 seconds and about 50 yards on Boylston Street.
A number of people are reportedly injured. According to NBC News, two people have been reported dead, and at least another 100 injured.
At least three dozen runners from the northwest Ohio area are listed as participants in Monday's race. Many of those runners crossed the finish line well prior to the time of the blasts.
According to the Associated Press, a senior U.S. intelligence officials says two additional explosive devices have been found near the scene of the first two bombs. The newly discovered devices are being dismantled.
Monday on WNWO News at 6 p.m., we talk to Medical Mutual Glass City Marathon race director Clint McCormick about how organizers are working to keep the upcoming Toledo-area race safe.
(The Associated Press contributed to this article.)
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