Police have now released some excerpts of scanner traffic in the terrifying moments following the two explosions near the finish line at the Boston Marathon.
Vice President Joe Biden was speaking on a conference call about gun control that was previously scheduled when he saw television reports of the Boston Marathon explosions.
Boston Marathon runner Mike Russell crossed the finish line about five minutes before the first explosion rocked the area on Monday afternoon.
There were two explosions near the finish line of the Boston Marathon near Boylston Street on Monday afternoon. Three people are confirmed dead and over one hundred more are injured.