At least three people are dead following twin explosions in Boston, Massachusetts where thousands of runners were participating in the annual Boston Marathon. Local media report over 100 people have been injured as well.
Two explosions occurred near the finish line of the 26.2-mile event at 2:50pm local time, and the Boston Globe is reporting three deaths and more than 100 injuries.
The FBI confirmed that the blasts were a terror attack, according to federal sources cited by CNN.
Federal aviation authorities have declared a no-fly zone over the area and authorities including the US Air Force continue to attempt to secure the scene. The aviation restrictions have reportedly extended to an order that all flights out of Boston’s Logan Airport be grounded until further notice.
An intelligence official working on the scene told the Associated Press that two additional explosive devices were found inside garbage cans near the site. Other reports say there were a total of five unexploded devices found following the blasts.
As law enforcement look for further explosives, they have reportedly told people in the area to stay off of mobile phones in fears that the signal could detonate another undiscovered device.
A source at Boston’s Mass General hospital claimed that at least 10 patients have been admitted to the facility’s emergency room with missing limbs after the accident.