boston marathon explosion

The explosions occurred around 2:45 p.m., about an hour after the first of the race’s nearly 27,000 runners had crossed the finish line.

*Two large explosions rocked an area near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday, injuring at least six people and spewing wreckage in its wake.

It was not immediately clear what caused the blasts, which 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, CNN Producer Matt Frucci reported.

As people rushed to assist the injured immediately following the first blast, the second explosion went off.

Mike Baingon, who works at the Atlantic Fish Company, said an explosion took place in front of the restaurant and that he was right by the front door at the time.

The race was halted after the explosions as was subway service into the area.
Troops from the Massachusetts National Guard were assisting police as well.