Explosions at the Boston Marathon Finish Line

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"This is an act of terrorism" - Obama.

Confirmed and still being updated: 3 dead, 183 injured; 23 critical; at least 9 are children in Boston Marathon finish line explosion. No suspect in custody.

Please put graphic pictures under a cut. Updates go from oldest to newest, I gave up on numbering them.

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Reports are starting to come in of an explosion near the finish line at the Boston Marathon, across from the Boston Public Library on Copley Square.

Boston Marathon statement https://www.facebook.com/TheBostonMarathon/posts/10151378043686657


It looks like there has been a big explosion at the Boston Marathon, with some on twitter saying it looked like a bomb went off. Stay safe.

thanks to mariezombie for all of these updates:
Update 1: Live video of the finish line: http://boston.cbslocal.com/2013-boston-marathon-finish-line/

Update 2: Mass casualty event, potentially more bombs: https://twitter.com/universalhub

Update 3: Not for the squeemish: http://deadspin.com/explosions-reported-at-the-boston-marathon-473008941?utm_campaign=socialflow_deadspin_twitter&utm_source=deadspin_twitter&utm_medium=socialflow

Update 4: Boston Fire Dept. scanner: http://www.broadcastify.com/listen/feed/497/web

Update 5: Another live feed: http://www1.whdh.com/video/7newslive/

Update 6: Bomb Squad en route to Mass Ave. and Newbury: https://twitter.com/universalhub/status/323878470750961664

Update 7: At least one runner lost both legs: https://twitter.com/JesseRodriguez/status/323878089903964160

Update 8: Boston PD has reported at least 3 dead.

Update 9: Youtube video of the explosion itself: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rfCK3Ar7Yus&feature=player_embedded

Update 10: State Trooper scanner says more devices potentially at Boylston and Gloucester.

Update 11: Fairmont Copley Hotel on lockdown as per WBZ.

Also, another link to the Boston Fire Dept. Scanner: http://tunein.com/radio/Boston-Fire-Department-s145668/.

Update 12: List of scanners in Boston, including police scanner: http://www.radioreference.com/apps/audio/?mid=13

Update 13: Another video of the explosion: https://vine.co/v/bFdt5uwg6JZ

Update 14: EMS on scanner reporting for all personnel to be wary of trash containers.

Update 15: Numerous sources including scanners reporting secondary devices have been found unexploded, pleading with people to stay away from the area: http://fox17online.com/2013/04/15/secondary-devices-found-unexploded/#axzz2QYzkKA4K

Update 16: A controlled explosion next to the library in about a minute from now from the bomb squad, also all off duty officers have been called in. https://twitter.com/BostonGlobe/status/323886879453892609

Update 17: Red cross safe register listing, always handy to have: http://www.redcross.org/find-help/contact-family/register-safe-listing

Update 18: Take with a grain of salt, but NY Post is reporting 12 dead from a NYPD source: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/national/two_explosions_at_boston_marathon_iMR0LCkcwASg0RQfVsH1yI?utm_source=SFnewyorkpost&utm_medium=SFnewyorkpost

Update 19: Large photodump, several more photos. Very graphic, please be aware. http://www.buzzfeed.com/ryanhatesthis/first-photos-from-the-scene-of-the-boston-marathon-explosion

Update 20: Police scanner: JFK library on fire, more undetonated explosives found.

Update 21: Yet another video of second explosion: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7jMYObtjToU&feature=youtu.be

Update 22: Revised numbers from Boston Police: 2 dead, 22 injured via @boston_police

Update 23: EOD now heading towards Huntington Ave & Ring Rd

Update 24: Reporter, "Homeland Security source tells me Boston Firefighters discovered an undetonated device at corner of St. James Ave and Trinity place" https://twitter.com/LukeRussert/status/323887983809933312

Update 25: Scanner: Confirmed explosion at JFK Library.

Update 26: Very graphic, but an injured man having artery pinched to keep from bleeding out. http://i.imgur.com/wTloC3N.jpg

Update 27: Another planned explosion at Boylston St for controlled detonation.

Update 28: Conflicting reports on if the JFK Library fire was related: http://www.dotnews.com/2013/jfk-library-official-fire-not-related-marathon-attack

Update 29: A lot of confusion over the JFK Library fire, with some on the scanner calling it an explosion and "incendiary." May or may not be related. Will try to get a good source once we have confirmation.

Update 30: (4:28 PM ET) AP Confirms at least 2 more devices were found and are going to be detonated in a controlled fashion. https://twitter.com/AP/status/323893425030180864

Update 31: The Boston Globe ‏@BostonGlobe 1m
MARATHON EXPLOSION: Toll rises to 2 dead, 64 wounded in Boston Marathon explosions.

thanks to just444 https://twitter.com/digg/status/323892943767339009/photo/1

@ABC 12m
Police telling people on scene of Boston Marathon #explosions to not use cell phones because could set off other devices

@darrenrovell 1m
Heartbreaking: @ABC’s Terry Wrong says doctors have performed multiple amputations with runners #’s still on shirts

CBS News says police have surveillance video of someone bringing multiple backpacks into area 20 minutes before explosions. (@BrianFaughnan)

Update: @nypost 1m
Breaking: Authorities ID a Saudi national as a suspect in Boston Marathon bombings http://nyp.st/XNBHHr

some pictures: http://m.theatlantic.com/infocus/2013/04/photos-of-the-boston-marathon-bombing/100495/

google person finder: http://google.org/personfinder/2013-boston-explosions

Update: Boston police say incident at JFK Library appears to be fire related - @Boston_Police http://bit.ly/11iQKXN

RT @nbcnews: Officials say that Boston PD are "guarding" a wounded man at a Boston hospital as a "possible suspect" - @JimMiklaszewski

@NBCNews 5m
Law enforcement official confirms that one of two people killed in today's explosions was eight years old. #BostonMarathon

@cnnbrk 1m
Casualty update: At least 90 people were hurt in #Boston Marathon terror attack. http://on.cnn.com/139ikHp

Barack Obama ‏@BarackObama 18m
"All Americans stand with the people of Boston." —President Obama
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Barack Obama ‏@BarackObama 18m
"On days like this there are no Republicans or Democrats—we are Americans, united in concern for our fellow citizens." —President Obama
Barack Obama ‏@BarackObama 18m
"Michelle and I send our deepest thoughts and prayers to the families of the victims in the wake of this senseless loss." —President Obama

@cnnbrk 2m
Doctors are "pulling ball-bearings out of people' in the ER, suggesting #bombs were designed to propel shrapnel. http://on.cnn.com/139ikHp

The Associated Press ‏@AP 53s
Hospitals report at least 134 injured in Boston Marathon bombing, at least 15 of them critically: http://apne.ws/117jmn3 -CC

@AP 54m
Text of Obama's remarks on the Boston Marathon explosions: http://apne.ws/12hhysK -CC

@WSJbreakingnews 6m
Officials found what they believe are five additional, undetonated explosive devices in Boston area. http://on.wsj.com/15aYSxH

@washingtonpost: Injured Saudi is a witness, not a suspect http://wapo.st/11anJuW

Sports Illustrated

Chicago Tribune

Fundraiser: https://www.fundraise.com/technology-supports-victims-of-boston-marathon-bombing thanks to istya

8 year old Martin Richard of Dorchester one of the 3 confirmed dead. His younger sister in the hospital with a lost leg and mom with a serious brain injury. They were watching their father/husband in the race. https://twitter.com/GioBenitez/status/324210163890401281

@BostonDotCom 4m
UPCOMING: Saudi embassy in Washington says US officials have assured them that Revere student is not a suspect in Boston Marathon bombings.

@BostonDotCom 1m
BREAKING NEWS: Second victim identified in Boston Marathon bombings: Krystle Campbell of Arlington. She was 29 years old.

@BostonDotCom 2m
BREAKING NEWS: Source: Investigators found circuit board believed used to trigger marathon bombs. #Bostonmarathon

@cnnbrk 4m
Injuries in #Boston Marathon terror attack now at 183; 23 critical; at least 9 of the injured are children.

@ESPNBoston 34s
Boston Marathon head says race will go on in 2014 http://es.pn/YRjAjI

@JimArmstrongWBZ: #BU grad student killed at #bostonmarathon is a Chinese national. #WBZ

Positive round up brightstarmara: http://brightstarmara.livejournal.com/328558.html

Exclusive photos: Boston Marathon bomb http://www.myfoxboston.com/story/21996004/exclusive-photos-boston-marathon-bomb

@darrenrovell 1m
1st image, obtained by @ABC, of a shredded backpack believed to have housed 1 of the bombs.

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