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An explosion has been reported near the finish line of the Boston Marathon

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UPDATE 2:45 p.m. (Mountain Time)

At least two explosions hit near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday afternoon. Boston Police have confirmed two dead and twenty-three injured.

Witnesses reported hearing the explosion just before 3 p.m., according to MyFoxBoston.com.

"There are a lot of people down," said one man, according to the Associated Press.

Another device was reportedly found near the Mandarin Hotel, according to the police scanner. The scanner also indicated the presence of another abandoned package in front of Eastern Standard in Kenmore Square. A perimeter is being established around Eastern Standard.

The Marathon is now over. Runners are being routed to Boston Common.

The police have reportedly asked for K-9 bomb dogs to sweep the area and Boylston "before we can put our officers there."

Another explosion was confirmed at the J.F.K Library. It is not yet clear if it was a controlled explosion. The Associated Press cited an intelligence official saying there were two more devices found at the marathon currently being dismantled.

ORIGINAL STORY

An explosion appears to have occurred near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday afternoon.

Witnesses reported hearing the explosion just before 3 p.m., according to MyFoxBoston.com.

The Associated Press only said that authorities were investigating a report of two explosions near the finish line. Two booms were reportedly heard near the finish line.

Another device was reportedly found near the Mandarin Hotel, according to the police scanner. The scanner also indicated the presence of another abandoned package in front of Eastern Standard in Kenmore Square. A perimeter is being established around Eastern Standard.

The Marathon is now over. Runners are being routed to Boston Common.

The police have reportedly asked for K-9 bomb dogs to sweep the area and Boylston "before we can put our officers there."

A command post is being set up in The Westin Copley Place Hotel, in Copley Square. Another suspected device has reportedly also been found at the J.F.K. Library at the University of Massachusetts.

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