Two people are dead...at least 50 injured in two explosions near the finish line of the Boston Marathon.
15 people from the Bismarck area are there for the race.
Julie Jeske says she finished the race ten minutes before the explosion and was two blocks away.
We talked to her on the phone-- she says it's mass chaos.
"There was this loud boom and then another one so they were pretty much simultaneous and then we could see this smoke billowing up everyone just stood there in disbelief just processing what's going on and the gentleman next to me said 'we gotta get out of here.' I said what do you think happened, he said 'I think it's a bomb.' And everyone just kind of panicked," Jeske said.
This is Jeske's 4th Boston Marathon-- she says what happened today does cause her to rethink large marathons. She was planning on the New York Marathon in November.
Another Bismarck runner--Denise Kaelberer-- told Jeske she was nervous about this Boston Marathon, and had a strange feeling about it.