At least twelve people are dead and another fifty have been injured in multiple bombings during the Boston Marathon in Boston, Massachusetts. At 2:50pm EDT two bombs went off just seconds apart at the finish line of the marathon, hours after the winners had finished the race, but while the race was ongoing. Several other devices were discovered that failed to detonate, including one that had been placed under the grand stand. Another explosion went off at the JFK Presidential Library and Museum. Authorities report that it is unclear whether the explosions are related, but they are treating them as such. According to a report by the NY Post, one suspect, a twenty year old Saudi Arabian national, has been apprehended in connection with the bombings and is currently being held under watch at an undisclosed hospital in Boston after suffering severe burns, though this report has been disputed by local authorities. It is unclear whether the suspect suffered these burns as a result of his apprehension or in the bombings themselves.
For those of you who may be reading this in the Boston area, or know anyone in the area, my heart goes out to you, especially if you know of anyone who was injured or killed in these events. I would also like to pass along this information for anyone who knows of anyone that is missing as a result of this tragic event or has any information that may be related to the bombings: Relatives of people who may be missing in the are can call the mayor's hotline at 617-635-4500. Anyone who has information about the bombings or might have seen anything suspicious can call 1(800)-494-TIPS. Google has also set up a person finder to help with the information regarding the incident. That site can be found at http://google.org/personfinder/2013-boston-explosions/
*It is worth noting that ABC News is reporting that only two are dead and eight-six are injured. The twelve dead and fifty injured comes from an article from the New York Post.
*It is now being reported that the explosion at the JFK library was unrelated to the ones that occurred at the marathon
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