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Three killed, 130 injured in Boston Marathon bomb blasts

Apr 16, 2013 6:34 am
Mark Arsenault reports in the Boston Globe two bomb blasts, 12 seconds apart, rocked the finish line of the 117th running of the Boston Marathon Mon., Apr. 15, killing at least three people, including an 8-year-old boy and wounding more than 130. The blasts occurred at 2:50 p.m., several hours after the elite runners had finished the race. Flags were lowered to half-staff in Washington, D.C., and around the ­nation, as the country mourned with Boston. President Barack Obama spoke to the country, Monday night, and said the full resources of the federal government are being mobilized to investigate the explosions. (3:12)

(Bloomberg News)

A massive investigation was underway as of Monday night under the direction of the FBI, as much of the Back Bay was locked down to protect the sprawling crime scene. Marathon officials and ­police immediately ended the race after the explosions, turning runners away from Copley Square. Nathan Mayberg reports in the Register Star nine Columbia County runners, including members of the Kinderhook Runners Club, took part in the race and escaped the event unharmed. Other local runners, not affiliated with the club, also participated in the race and returned home safely Monday night.
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