BOSTON — Two explosions have been reported near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, causing injuries.
ABC News reports that the explosions occurred hours after the top runners finished the race. It reports several people were injured by the blasts.
According to the Boston Police Department’s twitter page, two people died and 23 people were injured.
The department also said it’s looking for video of the finish line as it conducts its investigation. Anyone with information about Boston Marathon explosions should call 1-800-494-TIPS. Boston police say they have received a flood of tips called to that number.
Boston police say family members looking for information relative to people injured during the incident are encouraged to call (617) 635-4500.
The Eugene Marathon released this statement regarding the incident:
“Our thoughts and prayers are with all of those affected by the tragic events that took place in Boston today. We have a close bond with our friends and colleagues in the marathon running community and we will support them however we can. The Eugene Marathon will take place as scheduled and we are working with city officials, law enforcement officials and first responders to ensure the safety of our participants and spectators.”
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