Multiple Explosions just rocked the Boston Marathon; local reports are saying at least two explosions went off at the end of the Boston Marathon.
Reports from the scene are suggesting that at least two different garbage cans exploded into a crowd of onlookers near the finish line of the Boston Marathon just before 3 p.m. EST.. Multiple people have been injured and first responders are still hitting the scene.
A local Boston Herald reporter Chris Cassidy said “I saw two explosions. The first one was beyond the finish line. I heard a loud bang and I saw smoke rising, I kept running and I heard behind me a loud bang. It looked like it was in a trash can or something…There are people who have been hit with debris, people with bloody foreheads.”
Live Updates Below:
Update: 3:41 EST. Boston’s Lenox hotel just evacuated, local officials treating incident as possible terror attack. Cities around the U.S. under heightened alert.
3:48 EST. Local Boston Reporter, Jim O’Sullivan is reporting that secondary devices are still being found throughout the city. They are warning people to stay home as there still may more explosions.
3:58 EST Third loud explosion just heard. According to Boston-area emergency scanner activity: Boston Police are now setting off a “controlled explosion” on Boylston St. where they found a possible secondary device.
4:03 EST. Cell Phone systems are jammed throughout Boston as networks are overwhelmed by incoming and outgoing calls.
4:22 EST. AP Reporting 2 more explosive devices found at Boston Marathon; being dismantled
4:45 EST. Commonwealth Avenue mall at Gloucester being evacuated after another device found. Boston Globe Reporter Tweets from the scene: “It’s not safe to be here.” – Boston Police evacuating Commonwealth Avenue mall at Gloucester.
4:48 EST.Flights into Boston halted: Boston Logan airport: “Traffic destined to this airport is being delayed at its departure point,” the FAA has advised.
4:48 EST. Boston Police Commissioner confirms in Press Conference JFK Library explosion in now being investigated as possible third attack.
5:00 EST. AP REPORTING Boston Cell Phone Service Shut Down to Prevent Remote detonation of possible devices that have not been found.
5:20 EST. New York Post reporting Authorities ID possible suspect in marathon bombings, 20-yr-old Saudi national now under guard at Boston hospital. Boston Police Denying that they have anyone in custody.