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Boston Marathon Bomb Blasts

3 Dead, More Than 130 Injured

No Suspects Identified

4/15/2013 1:20 PM PDT UPDATED: 4/15/2013 6:57 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF


***WARNING -- EXPLICIT LANGUAGE***

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6:00 PM PT -- Boston police are now confirming a third death.

4:57 PM PT --
Reports of a person of interest in custody were premature, and police now say they have no suspects ... one of the victims who died was an 8-year-old ... and authorities have upped the number of injured to 130 or more.

3:35 PM PT --
President Obama addressed the attacks, saying: "We still do not know who did this or why ... but make no mistake: We will get to the bottom of (this). ... Any responsible groups will feel the full weight of justice."

2:47 PM PT --
Police are reportedly guarding a possible suspect in the hospital, where he's being treated for injuries. CBS says surveillance tape shows a man carrying backpacks into the area about 20 minutes before the blasts.

2:19 PM PT --
Fox News says a person of interest is in custody.

2:10 PM PT --
The  number of injured has climbed into the 60s, according to several reports.

2:05 PM PT --
Authorities are scrambling ... security has been stepped up at the White House and in Times Square ... the FAA has established a no-fly zone over the scene ...

1:43 PM PT --
Reuters now saying that a fire at the JFK Library, a ways from the marathon finish line, is unrelated.

1:08 PM PT
-- Police say at least two are dead and 23 are injured. The AP is reporting that two additional explosive devices have been found.

12:59 PM PT
-- Boston Marathon officials are now calling them bombs. There are reports of police responding to additional undetonated devices in the area, but nothing's confirmed. The BPD has called in all off-duty officers. 

12:40 PM PT -- Three people have reportedly been killed by the explosions. Dozens have reportedly been injured. Some are saying they were bombs ... but that hasn't been confirmed. There's blood everywhere.

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Terrible news ... a pair of explosions rocked the finish line of the Boston Marathon this afternoon ... and the injuries are gruesome. 

It's total chaos right now ... the photos going around don't look good. It's still not clear who's responsible.

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Olympic swimmer Summer Sanders just tweeted, "Can anyone tell us what happen near the marathon? Felt two BIG booms that shook our hotel and saw smoke on Boylston." Twitter is on fire ... read other celeb reactions here.

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New Kids on the Block member and Boston native Joey McIntyre was running in the race and just tweeted that he crossed the finish line just ahead of the dual blasts. "There was an explosion by the finish line about 5 minutes after I finished- I'm ok but I'm sure there are many hurt," he tweeted.

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ama    

And the fact that joey mcintyre missed to bombs is the real news story here?!

451 days ago
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madman-stephan    

Let the conspiracies begin!

451 days ago
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nonexample    

Omg! Tuning into news......hope peeps n all things r ok

451 days ago
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Jesse Boyer    

Thank goodness he missed the bombs. Prayers go out to the city of Boston. Very tragic event going on.

451 days ago
5.

chunkydough    

Too many crazy people in this world. Hopefully not fatalities.

451 days ago
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Bmorecurlyguy    

Again tmz.....police have it under control...streets are cleared and it's being thoroughly investigated.....lets let professional journalism handle this one....considering your just trying to freak everyone out.....I hate this site so ****ing much

451 days ago
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happypat35    

Too many sickos in this world. There goes watching Ellen and Judge Judy today. God bless everyone affected by another senseless tragedy.

451 days ago
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The Real JJ    

Whew, at least joey is safe. Get real tmz and report something the real story.

451 days ago
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myopinion    

Joey God is blessing you to stay here on earth for a reason, look deep within and figure out what that is, you may already know. RIP to those that did not survive.

451 days ago
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Dr. Joose    

I'm sure the families of the dead will be happy to know a New Kid is alive and well.....nice reporting, you insensitive pricks!

451 days ago
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TJ    

We don't know if they were bombs. An explosion can be caused by a gas leak, electrical malfunction, etc. Why don't you wait until something has been confirmed until you starting reporting a bombing.

451 days ago
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I'm Awesome admit it     

Here comes the conspiracies "Obama did it" or "North Korea" it was a sick twisted person nothing more to it bomb threats happen all the time it just happens this sick twisted person or people followed through with theirs

451 days ago
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Star Whacker    

How very sad. We really do need laws making it illegal to have and use bombs. Oh, wait a minute...

451 days ago
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verlinda    

Wow, my prays are with the injuried

451 days ago
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Shaunie    

I don't give a crap about what Joey has to say. I want to know about the poor people hurt and what really happened

451 days ago
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