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At Least 3 Dead, At Least 100 Injured in Explosions by Boston Marathon Finish Line

Multiple explosions occurred near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, killing two and wounding dozens of others to mar Patriot's Day. (Photo courtesy of Business Insider)

In a horrifying turn of events, two explosions near the finish line of the Boston Marathon killed two and injured at least 100 others, according to reports. Among the dead is an 8-year-old boy.

The explosions went off just seconds apart at approximately 2:45 p.m., around the 4:09 mark of the Boston Marathon as runners were attempting to finish the race. Police set off another controlled explosion in the area around 4:00 p.m. after finding a secondary device. At least one other explosive device was located and dismantled. 

Multiple eyewitness accounts report people suffering from serious injuries, including severed limbs and loss of blood. The blasts injured runners and spectators alike only looking to celebrate the runners, the Red Sox, and a day off for Patriot’s Day.

ABC News reports that a federal official has confirmed that the bombing was “intentional.” Three other explosive devices have been located, though none were “radiological.”

A possible person of interest was being interviewed at a Boston hospital, according to reports.

The Bruins game Monday night was postponed, while Tuesday’s Celtics game was cancelled and will not be rescheduled.

About Nick Bohlen - @ndbohlen

Nick is an editor and regular contributor for the Patriots, Celtics, and Red Sox sections of SoB. (Despite growing up in Vermont, just a short drive from Canada, hockey never really caught on with him.) Follow him on twitter: @ndbohlen

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