This afternoon, the Boston marathon was hit by multiple bombs in an apparent terrorist attack, leaving at least two dead and many wounded. President Obama gave a short press conference. View it below.
Boston marathon Hit By Multiple Explosions
Two bombs erupted at the famed Boston Marathon today, killing two people, injuring dozens more and turning the race into what looked like a war zone.
The casualties were caused by two bombs that exploded almost simultaneously near the race finish line on Boylston Street before 3 p.m. The area was crowded with runners and spectators, and thousands of runners were still completing the race at the time of the first explosion.
Police said that two people were killed and 23 injured.
Police initially said a third explosion occurred later at John F. Kennedy Library in Boston, but later said it was related to a fire. No one was injured at the library, police said.