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UPDATE: 3 Dead and Over 100 Injured In Boston Marathon Bomb Blast

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A nation is shocked, after two bombs exploded at the finish line of the Boston Marathon.
The bombs killed three people, including an 8 year old, and injured more than 100 others.

The investigation is now in full swing, with a heightened police presence in the heart of Boston.
The FBI is taking the lead role in the investigation.
Monday night, federal and local officials were patrolling the streets, with help from the National Guard as they search for clues.
Officials are urging people there to stay off the streets.
As of last Monday evening, still no suspects

 

Boston, MA - Hospitals say they are treating at least 49 wounded after Monday's bombings at the Boston Marathon. Three people have been killed, according to Boston police.

CNN reports six of the 19 people being treated at Massachusetts General Hospital are in critical condition after Monday's Boston Marathon bombings, a hospital spokeswoman said.

Boston firefighters found what they believe is an unexploded device after the blasts that killed two people at Monday's Boston Marathon, a government official said.

Boston Marathon organizers say two bombs went off near the finish line of Monday's race. "We are working with law enforcement to understand what exactly has happened," the Boston Athletic Association said in a statement posted on its Facebook page.

WICU/WSEE has been in contact with Dave Comi President of the Erie Runners Club. He says they do have some members that were running in the race. He is working the phones and Internet with members to check on the welfare of anyone that may have been in Boston and has not received any word of local runners or families harmed.

We are following developments and will update this ongoing story.

Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis urged people to stay home and avoid large crowds as investigators probe Monday's bombings at the Boston Marathon.

Bomb squads "may be blowing things up over the next few hours" as they search for other explosive devices after Monday's bombings at the Boston Marathon, Police Commissioner Ed Davis said. Many of the people who fled the bombings left bags behind, and each is being treated as a suspicious device, he said.

 

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