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Details are still scarce, but two explosions went off separated by ten seconds at the end of the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday afternoon. According to Fox, Boston law enforcement says at least three people have been killed and dozens injured, including limbs blown off. The explosions occurred on Boylston Street.

12:40 PM PT: Shephard Smith speculating about the possibility of the explosion having come from a trash can based on a report from a reporter covering the race.

12:44 PM PT: Via MSNBC, Boston's NBC affiliate is saying the explosions took place outside buildings.


12:53 PM PT: Boston Marathon statement refers to "bombs" according to Boston's NBC affiliate.

12:55 PM PT: It appears Boston PD may be detonating another device:

BREAKING NEWS: Police will have controlled explosion on 600 block on Boylston Street
@BostonDotCom via HootSuite

1:00 PM PT: New report: 12 dead.

The New York Post says 12 are dead citing a federal law enforcement official. http://t.co/...
@BuzzFeedAndrew via TweetDeck

1:06 PM PT: Other media outlets aren't running with that report of 12 dead. Apparently local TV is saying two are dead, so it's still very unclear what the true story is. Hopefully the bigger number turns out to be wrong.

1:07 PM PT: Boston Globe says two:

BREAKING NEWS: 2 dead, 22 injured in Boston Marathon explosions.
@BostonGlobe via HootSuite

1:08 PM PT: MSNBC says officials tell it there was "at least one small improvised explosive device."

1:10 PM PT:
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@MassEMA via web

1:12 PM PT: Apparently Secret Service on high alert:

Now Secret Service has lined all of PA Ave. on WH block with security tape, keeping folks on Lafayette Park side
@chucktodd via Twitter for BlackBerry®
1:17 PM PT:
BREAKING: Multiple explosive devices found, at least 2 which exploded, officials tell NBC News
@nbcnightlynews via TweetDeck

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