Ellen DeGeneres' support for gay marriage is being blamed for two explosions near the finish line at the Boston Marathon on Monday.

The blasts, which occurred about four hours after the start of the race, killed at least 3 people and wounded more than 170.

Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis told reporters that many people were being questioned.

Two doctors on the scene believe the crude explosive devices were made deadly with the addition of nails or sharp objects, CNN reported.

“There is no question some of these objects were implanted in the device for the purpose of being exploded forward,” said Ron Walls, chair of emergency medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital.

Authorities said on Tuesday that they were reviewing a large number of photos and videos from the marathon.

In a series of tweets, the Topeka, Kansas-based Westboro Baptist Church announced it would picket the funerals of the victims and blamed the attack on increasing support for marriage equality.

“Westboro Baptist Church to picket funerals of those dead by Boston Bombs! GOD SENT THE BOMBS IN FURY OVER FAG MARRIAGE! #PraiseGod.”


“Everyone can give a big thanks to the likes of @TheEllenShow in supporting same-sex marriage – THAT is the reason GOD SENT BOSTON BOMBS!” another tweet read.

“How is that fag marriage idea working for you, America?!?!”