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No real info yet. Two explosions have been reported, dozens injured

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12:25 PM PT: CBS reporting 12 injured...

12:27 PM PT: WFXT (Fox Boston) live stream:

12:28 PM PT: Boston Police telling spectators to avoid trash cans.

12:30 PM PT:

12:33 PM PT: CBS Live Feed:

Burlington Free Press Live feed:

12:39 PM PT: Boston Police now reporting 3 fatalities.

12:42 PM PT: Burlington Free Press reporting the police/witnesses say there were packages on the ground that exploded.

12:43 PM PT: If you know runners who are likely to still be running, check current status of runners, here:

12:43 PM PT: Free Press now saying info on packages not confirmed, yet.

12:45 PM PT: According to Think Progress, bomb sniffing dogs now being brought in....

12:48 PM PT: Reuters live coverage:

12:51 PM PT: According to Reuters, Lennox Hotel being evacuated.

12:53 PM PT: Nephew of a nurse on twitter says aunt said several DOA at Mass General Hospital.

12:56 PM PT: Burlington Free Press now reporting the JFK Library across town is now on fire.

Also: 3rd explosion reported - possibly bomb disposal?

12:57 PM PT: Reuters reporting ALL off duty officers in Boston have been activated.

12:58 PM PT: Reuters says 3rd explosion was controlled bomb squad detonation of suspicious item.

1:03 PM PT: Police official report just now: 22 injured, 2 dead.

1:04 PM PT: saying 60 injured:

1:05 PM PT: Police update, says more devices, not yet exploded:

1:06 PM PT: Cell phone Video of 2nd explosion:

1:07 PM PT: Boston police feed:

1:08 PM PT: I have to go out for a bit. Will pick up in 1/2 hour or so.  My heart goes out to all those affected. This is just awful.

2:18 PM PT: To Donate Blood in MA:

2:19 PM PT: From wayoutinthestix
Per Ed Davis, Boston Police Commissioner at news conference confirms third explosion at JFK library.

2:22 PM PT: From Catte Nappe: Boston Globe putting together a google doc for stranded travelers. Hotels have been evacuated, Logan Airport is closed. Travelers will need a place to stay. Link to come ....

2:28 PM PT: Boston Police are looking for tips: 617-635-4500 or 1-800-494-TIPS.

2:29 PM PT: CBS Now reporting that JFK Library was a mechanical issue - UNRELATED to explosions at marathon.

2:34 PM PT: Searching for a loved one in Boston?  617 635 4500

2:41 PM PT: Searching for a loved one, or have info on a person - new google doc for sharing:

2:49 PM PT: From Catte Nappe:
For those who need, or can offer, housing:
If you're in town for the Marathon and need a place to stay, please fill out this information
Please fill this out if you can offer your home for someone who is in town for the Boston Marathon.

2:53 PM PT: Have to go to rehearsal, so I'll be gone for a few hours. The front page is the place to look for more updates.

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