(Washington, DC)  --  President Obama is closely monitoring the developing situation in Boston.  At least two people are confirmed dead and nearly two dozen are injured following an explosion at the finish line of the Boston Marathon. 

White House officials say the President was notified by his national security team and is in contact with local and state officials in Massachusetts.  Vice President Joe Biden was on a conference call when he learned of the incident.  The "Huffington Post" reports Biden offered prayers for the victims and said he had no details about what happened.