Police are currently searching for explosive devices near the Boston Marathon finish line, and unconfirmed reports are coming in of evacuations of nearby hotels and other buildings.

https://twitter.com/DCdebbie/status/323880866625486848

There are also reports of a fire at the JFK Library at the¬†University of Massachusetts Boston, although there’s no word if the event is in any way connected.

NBC News’ Luke Russert is reporting the discovery of another undetonated device in the area.

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Update:

Boston’s police commissioner has confirmed that there was an explosion at the JFK Library and that police believe it was related to the explosions at the marathon finish line. At the very least, police are treating the incident as thought it could have been related until they confirm otherwise.

The JFK Library has been tweeting from its own account.

Twitchy will update this breaking news story as details emerge.

  • pairadimes

    Hoping for courage, stamina and wisdom from the first responders on this chaotic scene. Prayers for all affected…

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EeBeq0i03bg Booker

    This is so horrible. But how could these 2 bombs escape the Boston PD? What happened?

    • http://twitter.com/Thought_Dog Thought Dog

      The movies do not accurately portray police, military or any other similar profession.

  • SpinMeNot

    I hope these turn out to be nothing. It is somewhat disturbing that devices of different types (incendiary vs. antipersonnel) are being found. That might suggest a wider skills base, which suggests either high quality training of a single individual or multiple individuals?

    Regardless, bad news.

  • http://www.vatican.va/ Rulz

    Hope for the best, but let’s try not to use God’s name in vain.

    Thank you in advance.

  • http://www.vatican.va/ Rulz

    Hope for the best, but let’s try not to use God’s name in vain.

    Thank you in advance.

  • Squirrel!

    Does anyone know how many bombs so far? 2 at the finish line, one at JFK library and various others being found. Anyone know the total number at this time?

    • http://www.redstateeclectic.com AngelaTC

      The WSJ is reporting that none of the undetonated devices turned out to be bombs, but who knows?

  • Squirrel!

    Does anyone know how many bombs so far? 2 at the finish line, one at JFK library and various others being found. Anyone know the total number at this time?