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Police Continue to Hunt for Clues as Explosions Leave Three Dead, Dozens Injured

Medical workers aid injured people at the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon following an explosion in Boston, Monday, April 15, 2013 Credit AP Photo/Charles Krupa

Law enforcement officials are searching for who is responsible for detonating two explosives that killed three people and injured up to 125 near the finish line at the Boston Marathon.

Moments after two explosions occurred on Boylston Street Monday afternoon, panicked runners and spectators began fleeing Copley Square as police quickly cleared the area and locked down the Back Bay. 

“All of a sudden everyone turned around and was running in the opposite direction,” said Mary Bickford, 21, of Abington. Bickford was near the finish line when the bombs denoated. “All the runners, all the people cleared out, and police were going toward the finish line.”

Near the finish line, several survivors lay injured, some who had limbs torn off in the explosions. Others were crying as they took in the chaotic scene and first responders rushed in. 

Several victims, including an 8-year-old boy who died, were children. Childrens Hospital reported that those treated there included a 9-year-old girl, a 7-year-old boy, a 12-year-old, and a 2-year-old, the Boston Globe reported read more

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - April 16, 2013 at 9:37 am

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PHOTOS: Explosions at Boston Marathon

Runners were diverted along Comm. Ave from Kenmore Square.

After two bombs went off near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday afternoon, thousands of police officers poured into the area beween Kenmore and Copley Squares to evacuate the Back Bay area. 

Police confirmed on Monday evening that two were killed and more than 20 people were injured from the two blasts. 

Complete coverage:

Scores Injured by Explosions at Boston Marathon Finish Line

Witness: ‘All of a Sudden Everyone Turned Around and Was Running in the Opposite Direction’

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - April 15, 2013 at 11:05 pm

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