Boston Police Seeking Marathon Bomb Tips On Twitter

Today, during the Boston Marathon, two explosions went off killing two people and injuring at least 23.

As you can imagine, Boston Police want to find who did this – and quickly. Can you help?

If you were in Boston and videotaped the finish line, even earlier in the day – your footage may help break the case. And even if you weren’t there, spread the word!

At least two people are dead and dozens injured, including up to 10 with amputated limbs, according to Fox

Authorities were guarding a person of interest at a local hospital, sources told The person, who sources said was 20 years old, had severe burns, but authorities had not determined whether the person was a victim or a perpetrator. The FBI, which was treating the bombing as a terrorist investigation, was analyzing video from several area surveillance cameras. 

The simultaneous explosions just before 3 p.m. and reports of two other unexploded devices found near the scene raised suspicions of a terrorist attack. Authorities shut down cellular service in the area in order to prevent remote detonations. Intelligence officials told The Associated Press two unexploded devices were being dismantled. Competitors and race organizers were crying as they fled the bloody chaos, while some witnesses reported seeing victims with lost limbs.

Boston Police Department, tweeting from the @Boston_Police handle are asking for tips, specifically videos of the finish line:

Call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-494-TIPS with any information, or you can tweet them at the handle above and also email them here.

If you have ANY video, please share it with them. And, we imagine, photos of the area would be welcome as well.

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@MaryCLong Mary C. Long is Chief Ghost at Digital Media Ghost. She writes about everything online and is published widely, with a focus on privacy concerns, specifically social sabotage.
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