REPORT: 8-year-old child among the 2 dead in Boston Marathon explosion
POSTED: Monday, April 15, 2013 - 9:40pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - 9:55am
(CNN/New York Post/FOX News) —
UPDATE (6:00 p.m.) : CNN is reporting that among the two confirmed dead in the Boston Marathon bombings, one is an 8-year-old child.
Also, the White House is calling the bombings an "Act of Terror."
Along with the two killed in the explosion, sources say there are at least 90 injured.
Earlier, according to The New York Post and FOX NEWS, a suspect was in custody in a Boston hospital. Boston authorities have since confirmed this to be untrue.
KETK will continue to update the information as it released.
ORIGINAL STORY: (2:45 p.m.) : A pair of explosions rocked the finish line at the Boston Marathon on Monday afternoon, injuring at least a half-dozen people, a CNN producer at the scene said.
The blasts occurred a few seconds apart, shrouding downtown Boston's Copley Square in smoke. Paramedics were treating several victims at the scene, and police ordered onlookers to back away from the area, CNN Producer Matt Frucci reported.
The explosions occurred about 2:45 p.m., about an hour after the first runners had crossed the finish line, Frucci said.
There are several East Texans who were scheduled to participate in the Boston Marathon. KETK is working to update a list of East Texan participants.
Officials say two other bombs were found after the inital explosions and were dismanteled.
KETK will update with more information as it comes in.