LIVE BREAKING BLOG: EXPLOSIONS IN BOSTON

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10:21 Death toll rises to 3.  Officials say more than 100 have been hurt.  Initial reports of a suspect being questioned at a Boston Hospital are false.

7:53 Google has created a website to search for someone or to share information about who ran the marathon.

http://google.org/personfinder/2013-boston-explosions

6:40 FOX 17 confirms that one of the two people killed in the explosion was an 8-year-old.

5:30 p.m. Person of interest being guarded at the hospital.

4:50 p.m. A third explosion at the JFK Library, no injuries reported.

4:42 Fox News says two more explosive devices were found not detonated.

4:15 Newsbreaker is reporting – DEVELOPING: Pennsylvania Ave. in front of the White House has been shut down by secret service.

4:14 p.m. 560 runners from Michigan were registered to run in today’s race, according to the Boston Marathon’ website.

4:13 Fox News is reporting 2 people have been killed- 23 injured.

4:12 From Twitter: DEVELOPING: Volunteer tells @GlobeChadFinn ‘lanyards were being used by 1st responders as tourniquets’ #bostonmarathon

4:06 Statement from Gazelle Sports “Gazelle Sports is saddened by the tragic news in Boston and keeping everyone associated with the event in our thoughts.”

4:03 p.m Son of Wayne and Donna Anderson of Coral in Montcalm County ran in the marathon and he is SAFE.

3:59 Homeland Security source say Boston Firefighters discovered an undetonated device at corner of St. James Ave and Trinity place.

3:58 p.m. Boston Police activating all off-duty officers. All officers required to report for duty.

3:55 p.m. Officials: There will be a controlled explosion opposite the library within one minute as part of bomb squad activities.

3:53 p.m. Grand Rapids Police Department, FBI and Department of Homeland Security all say they have not been put on any kind of alert locally after the Boston Marathon bombings.

FOX 17 has heard that cellphone service has been blocked in the area.

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4 comments

  • T Houghton

    I am very sad about what has happened. I am praying for everyone. We are not safe in our own country. If Obama has his way we will be even less safe. I wonder how safe he feels right now with all of the ARMED guards around him. It makes me sick that we can't go anywhere anymore that is safe. Once they take all of our guns we will be sitting ducks for the enemy, and our own gov.

  • THE-PUNCHING-BAG

    WHILE THERE ISN'T MUCH TO DO HERE IN MICHIGAN, BUT PRAY FOR THE PEOPLE INVOLVED,
    I FOR ONE WILL BE DOWN DONATING BLOOD FIRST THING TOMORROW MORNING.

  • Scherzerfan

    Thank you God for making me an arm chair athlete. I really feel bad for the folks involved in this tragedy. I heard on The Huge Show there were some GR families reporting they were okay. I certainly hope so. It's bad enough knowing this tragedy struck the US but hopefully nobody we know was involved.