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JFK Library explosion in Boston may be linked to marathon bombings

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Boston’s JFK Library explosion aftermath (photo by Neil Ungerleider, WCVB-TV)

 (CNN) – Boston police are investigating whether a third explosion, at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library, is connected to Monday’s two bombings at the Boston Marathon, Police Commissioner Ed Davis said.

Blasts near the finish line of the Boston Marathon killed two people and injured at least 28 others, Boston police said.

The marathon itself, on its Facebook page, referred to the blasts as bombs. Authorities did not say immediately what caused the explosions.

Massachusetts General Hospital said it was treating 19 injured people; Tufts Medical Center reported that some injured were to be treated there as well.

The explosions sent smoke billowing into the air at Copley Square, turning a site of celebration into a mess of destruction.

Out of an abundance of caution, the Lenox Hotel was evacuated, the Boston Globe reported, as authorities looked into possible security concerns.

Off icials in other cities, including New York and Washington, D.C., tightened security as a result.

The explosions occurred at about 2:45 p.m., more than two hours after the first of the race’s nearly 27,000 runners had crossed the finish line.

The race was halted as was subway service into the area.

The FBI and troops from the Massachusetts National Guard were assisting police.

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5 Comments to “JFK Library explosion in Boston may be linked to marathon bombings”

    TheDailyHatch.org said:
    April 15, 2013 at 4:25 PM

    What kind of sick mind would try to blow up innocent people in a crowd?

    Edith Karczag said:
    April 15, 2013 at 4:47 PM

    What the f…is happening to our nation? Kennedy library blown up?…he was the finest, the most discent president of the US in my mind. What kind of dirt/pschyco would do that? I am greatful to him forever for preventing a nuclear war between the East and West. A fine quality MAN. I came here from The Eastern block, have my first and second generation living here, fine people wonderful little grandsons," A" students…….I , as much as I love my homeland, I just want to get out of here: Grandma

    Jay said:
    April 15, 2013 at 5:00 PM

    This is bad and all, and maybe I shouldn't be picky, but Edith, JFK as the finest most decent president? Must suck to be everyone else

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