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Three dead, hundreds wounded after bombs blast Boston Marathon finish line

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Around 2:50pm, back to back explosions rocked the finish line of the Boston Marathon. Two people are dead, over 100 more are wounded, and the perpetrators still are unknown.

"We still do not know who did this or why," said President Barack Obama, in a press briefing at the White House. "And people shouldn't jump to conclusions before we have all the facts. But make no mistake, we will get to the bottom of this."

The explosions occurred roughly 50 to 100 yards apart, according to Boston police officials. Witnesses on the scene described the carnage to local TV stations.

"They were banged up bad, lots of lacerations, amputees, a lot of shrapnel, you know they were pretty big explosions, there was a lot of blood everywhere," said one distraught witness.

The incident also has a personal connection for me: my friend, and Emerson College journalism student Elliot Friar was nearby when he heard the explosions and rushed to the scene.

I asked him if he was ever worried about his own safety following the two explosions.

"I absolutely was," he said. "When I first heard about it, I was worried about my safety. Then I heard of potential explosions elsewhere, I ever heard booms."

Those other booms Elliot heard could be attributed to another incident involving a fire at the JFK Presidential Library, and reports of police officials detonating other suspicious devices.

"A cop yelled, 'get out, get out, leave, go, run to Arlington there's a suspicious package," Elliot said. "Everyone started running. And I took video of it. And it was one of the scariest moments of my life."

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