Boston police: JFK Library incident likely fire-related

Boston police: JFK Library incident likely fire-related

Credit: (AP Photo/WBZTV)

In this image from video provided by WBZ TV, spectators and runners run from what was described as twin explosions that shook the finish line of the Boston Marathon, Monday, April 15, 2013, in Boston. Two explosions shattered the euphoria of the Boston Marathon finish line on Monday, sending authorities out on the course to carry off the injured while the stragglers were rerouted away from the smoking site of the blasts.

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by The Associated Press

WCNC.com

Posted on April 15, 2013 at 5:13 PM

Updated Monday, Apr 15 at 7:32 PM

BOSTON (AP) -- Boston police say the third explosion in the city is likely fire related, an update from initial reports indicating there was a third explosion following two blasts near the finish line of the Boston Marathon that killed two people and injured many others. 

Police Commissioner Edward Davis says authorities aren't certain that the explosion that occurred more than an hour later at the JFK Library was related to the other blasts, but they're treating it as if it was. 

Davis says there are no injuries stemming from the third explosion. The total numbers of casualties from the other blasts isn't known. 

Davis urged people to stay indoors and not congregate in large groups. 

Police say they received no information before the explosions to indicate they were coming.
 

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