Nightly News   |  April 15, 2013

Boston hospitals inundated with explosion victims

The patients being treated ranged in age from 3 to 62 at Brigham and Women’s Hospital where a Boston SWAT team is guarding the entrance. WHDH reporter Jonathan Hall reports.

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>> announcer: terror in boston . this is nbc "nightly news" with brian williams .

>>> that is what it looked like at ground level. the finish line at the boston marathon . it was after the first, the top tier of finishers. it was at the four hour, nine minute mark, exactly 2:50 this afternoon when first one explosion and then a secondary explosion went off. people couldn't imagine what the first one was, but with the second they knew, they suspected it was some sort of attack. it appears tonight we are coming on the air yet again in this post 9/11 era with word of an apparent terrorist attack within our shores. a terrible day in boston on what is a holiday in that city. it is patriots day . they mark the lexington and concord battles. the red sox play baseball and they run the boston marathon . tonight the death toll stands at two. over 100 injured. we want to go to jonathan hall who reports from whgh tv. we have been watching their live coverage and airing it to a national audience. jonathan, you are at brig ham women's hospital where they took some of the injured, correct?

>> reporter: that's right. boston -area hospitals have been completely inundated with patients. they drill for this. they say they are up to the task and they are ready, treating seriously injured people. this knows no bounds. it didn't discriminate on age or gender. we understand here patients ranged in age from 3 to 62, both men and women. dozens pea being treated here. we saw fbi agents , atf agents going in and out. massachusetts state police , the boston s.w.a.t. team is guarding the entrance of the hospital. it is on lock down. nobody in, nobody out unless they have the proper identification. of course, relatives of those injured are allowed access to the hospital. once again, a lot of people here coming in, coming out. we have seen people crying. we have heard the stories as they have come out of the hospital talking about the blast. what they heard, what they saw, the desperate search for loved ones in boston . brian?

>> i don't know thjonathan hall has been o n this all day. a terrible day in the history of boston .