Two bombs ripped though the crowds lining the route of the Boston Marathon this afternoon, killing two spectators, injuring more than 100 people, and leaving the nation on edge as word of the explosions and confused reports of additional devices flared across television and social media.
The first explosion occurred at 2:50 PM ET, according to the Boston Police, when an unidentified device detonated on the north side of Boylston Street approximately fifty feet from the marathon’s finish line. A second explosion went off about ten seconds later less than 100 yards up the route. Police said two people had been killed and 28 others were injured in the blasts; the Boston Globe currently reports at least 107 injured.
The identity and motivation of the bomber or bombers is still unknown, but local CBS affiliate WBZ reported that a suspect is being questioned, and authorities have security video showing a male suspect carrying multiple backpacks, and dropping one at the site of the explosion.
Could this be linked to the 2007 Boston Bomb Scare?
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