Dozens Injured by Explosion at Boston Marathon

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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:

Sources: Business Insider, Boston Globe