Boston Marathon Headquarters Locked Down After Blasts Heard

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Reuters
The hotel that serves as the headquarters for the Boston Marathon was locked down on Monday after a security incident near the finish line. Two blasts were heard by reporters in the media center.

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Fourteen people were injured in a pair of explosions at the finish line of the Boston Marathon. One of the explosions was localized in a trash can by a hotel. The hotel, that serves as the headquarters for the Boston Marathon was locked down by authorities. Two blasts were heard by reporters in the media center.

“I saw two explosions. The first one was beyond the finish line. I heard a loud bang and I saw smoke rising,” said Boston Herald reporter Chris Cassidy, who was running in the marathon.“I kept running and I heard behind me a loud bang. It looked like it was in a trash can or something. That one was in front of Abe and Louie’s. There are people who have been hit with debris, people with bloody foreheads.”

“There are at least a dozen that seem to be injured in some way,” Cassidy said.   

A Boston Marathon spokesman told reporters that no one would be allowed in or out of the building.