Two people were killed and dozens were 90 plus njured this afternoon as two powerful explosions detonated in quick succession near the Boston Marathon finish line in Boston’s Back Bay section, transforming a scene of athletic celebration into bloody chaos.
Asked if the explosions were a terrorist act, Police Commissioner Edward F. Davis said, “We’re not being definitive on this right now, but you can reach your own conclusions based on what happened.’
The Federal Aviation Administration said it had implemented a no-fly zone around an area of Boston at the request of law enforcement officials and temporarily stopped planes on the ground at Logan International Airport to change the runway configuration.
Davis said the attacks had occurred without warning. “We have no information that this was going to happen,” he said.
Blood and broken glass covered sidewalks in the area where the blasts occurred just before 3 p.m. Immediately after the explosions, some of the wounded could be seen to have lost limbs; others lay unconscious.Boston.com
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