VIDEO: Two explosions at finish line of Boston Marathon

Monday, April 15, 2013 - 2:16pm

 UPDATE (6:00PM): CNN is reporting that among the two confirmed dead in the Boston Marathon bombings, one is an 8-year-old child.

Also, the White House is calling the bombings an "Act of Terror."


UPDATE (3:53pm): CNN is reporting the JFK library fire is not related to marathon explosions.  They are also reporting that federal authorities are classifying Monday's bombings at the Boston Marathon as a terrorist attack, but it's not clear whether its origin was domestic or foreign, a federal law enforcement official with knowledge of the investigation said.


UPDATE (3:26pm): CNN is reporting two more explosive devices have been found and are being dismantled.


UPDATE (3:13pm) CNN is reporting two are dead and at least 28 people are injured as a result of the Boston Marathon explosion.

FOX51 will update information as it becomes available.


UPDATE (2:45pm): There are several East Texans who were scheduled to participate in the Boston Marathon. According to the official website for the race, there are seven entrants from Tyler and three from Longview.

FOX51 will continue to update this story as more information comes in.


ORIGINAL STORY: A pair of explosions rocked the finish line at the Boston Marathon on Monday afternoon, injuring at least a half-dozen people, a CNN producer at the scene said.

The blasts occurred a few seconds apart, shrouding downtown Boston's Copley Square in smoke. Paramedics were treating several victims at the scene, and police ordered onlookers to back away from the area, CNN Producer Matt Frucci reported.

The explosions occurred about 2:45 p.m., about an hour after the first runners had crossed the finish line, Frucci said.

Details are extremely limited.

FOX51 will update with more information as it comes in.


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