Explosions erupt at the Boston Marathon, many injured, 3 deadWritten by Staff Reports | | firstname.lastname@example.org
The finish line at the Boston Marathon was a scene of chaos on Monday, April 15. A series of explosions erupted near the final stretch of the world’s oldest annual marathon at approximately 2:50 p.m., about two hours after the winners crossed the line. The Boston Police Department confirmed via Twitter 23 injured and 2 dead, as of 4:06 p.m.
As of 5:53 p.m., three people have died, according to the BPD.
An 8-year-old boy is among the dead, The Boston Globe is reporting. At least 125 others were injured, according to the Globe.
In a statement Tuesday morning, organizers of Toledo’s Glass City Marathon said the race will go on April 28 with safety as a top priority.
“Everyone involved in the Medical Mutual Glass City Marathon – our organizers and sponsors, participants and supporters, extend our sincerest sympathies to those affected by the bombings at the Boston Marathon on April 15,” said Clint McCormick, race director. “As Marathon enthusiasts, we share in the camaraderie of the sport and the long history of the Boston Marathon, and are appalled at the senseless violence of this act.
“Runner and spectator safety is always a top priority for any marathon, and that will be the case at the 2013 Medical Mutual Glass City Marathon April 28. Our race security is a coordinated effort among the police forces of the City of Toledo, Ottawa Hills, Sylvania Township, City of Sylvania and the University of Toledo.
“We will keep the Boston runners and spectators in our thoughts as we continue our planning for the Medical Mutual Glass City Marathon next week.”
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The first explosion, captured and shared via Vine: