Two Explosions Near The Boston Marathon Finish Line, Dozens Of Casualties Reported

  • Eric Goldschein

Two unexplained explosions took place near the finish line of the Boston Marathon around 3 p.m. today, across the street from the Lenox Hotel. Early reports say that dozens have been injured.

Mediaite has video footage of what we know to this point:

In this video from TPM (h/t digg) you can see the original explosion taking place, and perhaps the second explosion in the distance. It’s a scary video with audio, so please be warned:

There is a way to track athletes that have finished the race. You can do so here.

UPDATE: The number of casualties being reported fluctuates depending on the outlet, but there are many injured and at least two people killed. We will not continue reporting on the number until it is made official.

Photo via David L. Ryan

Locals have taken to offering housing to displaced runners on a Google Doc.

People stepping up to the challenge in all manner of surprising ways.

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