Two explosions went off at the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday afternoon.
The Associated Press reports:
Two explosions shattered the euphoria of the Boston Marathon finish line on Monday, sending authorities out on the course to carry off the injured while the stragglers in the 26.2-mile trek from Hopkinton were rerouted away from the smoking site of the blasts.
About three hours after the winners crossed the line, there was a loud explosion on the north side of Boylston Street, just before the photo bridge that marks the finish line. Another thunderous explosion could be heard a few seconds later.
The incident sparked an outpouring of reaction from politicians, who released statements and took to Twitter expressing their support for the victims. Below, a look at some of their reactions:
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