Two dead, 22 injured at Boston Marathon finish line [UPDATED 5:20 PM]

News agencies are reporting 2 dead and 22 injured in a pair of explosions near the finish line at the Boston Marathon this afternoon.

American Atheists President David Silverman said, “As a native of the Boston area, I am terribly upset about this news. Our hearts go out to the families of the two people who died today, and we wish a speedy recovery to the injured runners and spectators. We hope of course that the explosions were not the result of a deliberate attack and we are watching this story develop along with you to find out more. We call upon those in the area as well as anyone else who wants to help to donate blood and hope investigators are able to find out what happened quickly and safely.”

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