Two explosions were reported near the finish line of the Boston Marathon Monday afternoon, about three hours after the winners of the race had crossed the finish line. The Associated Press reported three deaths and multiple injuries. The New York Times‘ The Lede blog has posted videos and photos from the scene of the explosions.
As a security precaution, Boston Police also closed off the Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel—the headquarters hotel of the marathon—after the incident, which is being investigated. Witnesses reported hearing two explosions near the finish line seconds apart from each other