Boston bombing UPDATE: suspect arrested

Tragedy has struck at the Boston Marathon.

Two people were killed and dozens were injured this afternoon as two powerful explosions detonated in quick succession near the Boston Marathon finish line in Boston’s Back Bay section, turning a scene of athletic celebration into bloody chaos.

Two more explosive devices were found and dismantled, The Associated Press reported this afternoon. The Federal Aviation Administration announced a ground stop for Logan International Airport until further notice.

Blood and broken glass covered sidewalks in the area where the blasts occurred just before 3 p.m. in the city’s Back Bay section. Immediately after the explosions, some of the wounded could be seen to have lost limbs; others lay unconscious. . .

No-one has claimed responsibility yet.

When we were in New York a couple of years ago we got used to going through security checks.

At the time it seemed to be overkill.

These explosions in Boston show that it wasn’t.

UPDATE – The New York post reports a suspect has been arrested.

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