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Dozens Injured by Explosion at Boston Marathon

The headquarters of the Boston Marathon has been shut down after explosions went off near the finish line. 

The explosions occurred around 3:00 p.m.

It has been reported that there were at least two blasts heard but there may have been more.

There are at least "dozens" of injuries, according to the Boston Globe's Twitter page.

Business Insider spoke with the Boston Police Department Spokesperson who said "there was some sort of incident at 671 Boylston Street," which is the marathon's finish line. They said they could not give out any other information.

There are also reports indicating that the explosion was in a trash can.

Some reporters have said they saw dozens of injured victims and lost limbs. Local television stations are showing images of the streets covered with blood.

Twitter has been filling up with images of the scene:

BREAKING NEW: Lenox Hotel is being evacuated

— News (@BostonDotCom) April 15, 2013

Possible device at the JFK library...BPD looking to be vigilant around trash barrels.

— Boston Scanner (@BostonScanner) April 15, 2013

Fox News reports at least 3 fatalities in the Boston Marathon explosions

— ThinkProgress (@thinkprogress) April 15, 2013

At two spots on Boylston Street, scores of people fell and were injured. Some could be seen to have lost limbs; others were unconscious.

— The Boston Globe (@BostonGlobe) April 15, 2013

People ran for cover after the explosion from the area, which had been full of hundreds of runners celebrating after finishing the race

— The Boston Globe (@BostonGlobe) April 15, 2013

Boston marathon run tracker still working, if you know a runner you can search here:

— David Parry (@academicdave) April 15, 2013

From @abc: Mass General Hospital confirming 2 dead from Boston Marathon explosions.

— darren rovell (@darrenrovell) April 15, 2013

.@bostondotcom RT .@fara1: Officer near Boston Marathon finish line: 'There are secondary devices that have been found and are unexploded.'

— Andrew Blankstein (@anblanx) April 15, 2013

Sources: Business Insider,Boston Globe


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