Explosions Rock Finish Line at Boston Marathon
Watch Video In a press conference Monday, Boston police urged people to stay indoors following two reported explosions that went off near the finish line of the Boston Marathon.
Two explosions rocked the Boston Marathon on Monday as runners crossed the finish line. Boston police officials say two people were killed and and at least 50 others were injured. Another two explosive devices were discovered nearby.
More than an hour later, a third blast rattled the John F. Kennedy Library a few miles away but no injuries were reported, according to the police commissioner.
PBS NewsHour production assistant Noreen Nasir was near finish line and tweeted this photo near the Boston Public Library:
PBS NewsHour correspondent Hari Sreenivasan spoke with Nasir who was on the scene, shortly after the blasts. Listen to their conversation below:
Here are the locations of the two known blasts:
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PBS NewsHour will be providing more updates and analysis as the story develops in the Storify blog below: