[NATL]Terror in Boston: Boston Marathon Explosions

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Three Dead, Hundreds Injured After Explosions Near Marathon Finish

Concord Family "Relieved" At Marathon Runner's Safe Return

Joan Pinto finished her Boston Marathon unscathed by the bombings.

By Chris Roberts
|  Tuesday, Apr 16, 2013  |  Updated 1:26 PM PDT
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Photos: Boston Marathon Blasts

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One of the blast sites on Boylston Street near the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon is investigated by two people in protective suits in the wake of two blasts in Boston Monday, April 15, 2013. A Concord woman who ran the race and finished shortly before the bombs went off is unhurt. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

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Joan Pinto, 49, ran a solid Boston Marathon with a time of 4:04:56.

She is also returning to the Bay Area safe and sound, after three people were killed and 170 were injured after a pair of bombs exploded near the end of the storied footrace on Monday, according to reports.

Jim Pinto, of Concord, saw his wife calling shortly after her race finished. He didn't at first understand why she sounded "frantic," until he turned on the news, according to the Contra Costa Times.

She is unhurt, and boarded her originally-planned flight back to the Bay Area on Tuesday morning. She is expected home by supper time.

"She's fine but we were all weeping and a little upset," said Pinto, 58, who has an 11-year-old daughter and a 13-year-old son.

A boy, 8, was among the three people killed Monday by what police described as "homemade" bombs that exploded in Boston's Bay Back neighborhood near the end of the legendary race, according to reports. The explosives maimed many victims -- many of whom lost limbs -- with what appear to be BBs or ball bearings, reports indicate.

No one has claimed responsibility for the attacks, according to reports, and no one has been arrested.

Security in Boston remains tight; Joan Pinto had a hotel curfew, her husband reported.

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