At Least 3 Killed, Dozens Injured in Two Explosions at Boston Marathon
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At least three people were killed and over 130 more injured in two explosions near the finish line of the Boston Marathon Monday afternoon.
Fox News Radio reports the explosions happened at 637 Boylston Street, near the Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel. Marathon organizers confirmed on Facebook that two bombs exploded near the finish line and they are working with authorities. Boston Police say another incident occurred at the JFK Library but that incident does not appear to be related to the explosions.
In a brief statement at the White House, President Obama said, "Make no mistake. We will get to the bottom of this and we will find out who did this. We'll find out why they did this. Any responsible individuals, any responsible groups will feel the full weight of justice."
A hot line has been set up for people looking to find friends and loved ones in the Boston area. That number is (617) 635-4500.
Indiana Pacers Spokesman David Benner says he had just left the scene of the Boston Marathon finish line before the explosions happened Monday afternoon. The Pacers are in Boston for a game Tuesday night. That game has been canceled.
Benner spoke from his hotel which he says is across town from the blast scene. Benner says the situation in Boston appears to be quite chaotic. Monday afternoon, the Pacers tweeted that everyone traveling with the team has been accounted for.