Updates On Boston Marathon Explosions
Via NBC News reports:
Among the dead was an 8-year-old boy, identified by NBC affiliate WHDH as Martin Richard, who was waiting at the finish for his father to finish the race. Among the injured were brothers, 33 and 31, who each lost a leg from the knee down, The Boston Globe reported.
As of 4:30 a.m. ET, there were 126 patients from the blasts being treated at six Boston hospitals, including some who had injuries described as “limb-threatening.” An official at Boston Children’s Hospital told the Globe that the youngest victim was 3 years old.
A senior law enforcement official told NBC News that the attack involved two bombs. Initial reports had suggested that there were unexploded devices found nearby, but the official discounted those reports.
Investigators were also studying surveillance video to look for anyone placing packages at the points where the bombs exploded. Law enforcement officials said there was video showing a person, from the back, carrying two backpacks, but they said it was too soon to know whether that was related to the attack.
Long after nightfall, investigators picked through mounds of personal belongings left by some of the thousands of people who fled the finish line, at Boylston Street, after gathering for perhaps the most joyous day on the Boston calendar — Patriots Day.
We’ll keep you updated on this story as we learn more about this incredibly sad incident in Boston. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the whole city.