Updated 5:30 p.m. More than 100 people injured. The fire at JFK library was not related to the explosions.
Updated 5 p.m.: Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis reported during a press conference that there are multiple causalities resulting from two explosions at the Boston Marathon, which occurred at 2:50 p.m. on Boylston Street. The explosions were 50 to 100 yards apart. Davis also reported that there was a third explosion at JFK library. He asking people in Boston to stay home and not to congregate in large crowds.
At least two people are dead and nearly 50 injured.
(CNN) – Two explosions happened near the finish line of the Boston Marathon at about 2:50 p.m. ET Monday.
Spectators for the race, held annually on Patriots Day, were rushed to medical tents for treatment following the blasts. WBZ reported one of them happened near the viewing stands on Boylston Street, and there were multiple injured people.
Reuters stated via Twitter a spokesman for the marathon said the headquarters have been locked down. A CNN producer reported members of the crowd were injured when a pair of explosions happened, and medics are on the scene giving assistance.
Josh Cox, the U.S. 50K record holder, tweeted for people not to go near the finish line after explosions in buildings along with a picture from nearby the scene.