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Police say JFK Library incident was 'fire related'

No injuries were reported at the building. Police said they were treating the event as related to the Boston Marathon blasts.

Image: @DaveWedge via Twitter

Updated 22.32

POLICE IN BOSTON have confirmed that an explosion occurred at JFK Library in the city this afternoon.

No injuries have been reported, a spokesperson for the police department told

It is not clear if the incident is linked to the blasts which killed two people and injured dozens more at the finish line of the Boston Marathon.

Initially, police said they were treating the events as related but have since said they believe the incident was “fire related”.

Officials at the Columbia Point institution said, “Fire in building is out, appears to have started in the mechanical room of new building. All staff and visitors are accounted for and safe.”

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