Police searching apartment in Boston suburb after marathon bombings 

BOSTON (AP) - 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.

Competitors and race organizers were crying as they fled the chaos.
Bloody spectators were being carried to the medical tent that had been
set up to care for fatigued runners.

"There are a lot of people down," said one man, whose bib No. 17528
identified him as Frank Deruyter of North Carolina. He was not injured,
but marathon workers were carrying one woman, who did not appear to be a
runner, to the medical area as blood gushed from her leg. A Boston
police officer was wheeled from the course with a leg injury that was

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.

Runner Laura McLean of Toronto said she heard two explosions outside the
medical tent.

"There are people who are really, really bloody," McLean said. "They
were pulling them into the medical tent."

Cherie Falgoust was waiting for her husband, who was running the race.

"I was expecting my husband any minute," she said. "I don't know what
this building is ... it just blew. Just a big bomb, a loud boom, and
then glass everywhere. Something hit my head. I don't know what it was.
I just ducked."

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