Explosions at Boston Marathon

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    Explosions at Boston Marathon

    my heart goes out to the families of those injuredFrown.....Two explosions at Boston marathon finish line
    By Jimmy Golen, The Associated Press | Associated Press – 7 mins ago

    BOSTON - Two explosions at the finish line of the Boston Marathon have resulted in injuries.
    Bloody spectators were being carried Monday to the medical tent that had been set up to care for fatigued runners. Police wove through competitors as they ran back toward the course.
    "There are a lot of people down," said one man, whose bib No. 17528 identified him as Frank Deruyter of North Carolina.
    He was not injured, but marathon workers were carrying one woman, who did not appear to be a runner, to the medical area as blood gushed from her leg. A Boston police officer was wheeled from the course with a leg injury that was bleeding.

    About three hours after the winners crossed the line, there was a loud explosion on the north side of Boylston Street, just before the photo bridge that marks the finish line.
    Another explosion could be heard a few seconds later.....

     
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    CNN is reporting 2 deaths and dozens injured

    WTH is this world coming to??

     

     
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    We are all Boston citizens today.

     
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    Terrible event!!  How in the world do you 'talk' to the people responsible?

     
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    In response to jete02fan's comment:

    my heart goes out to the families of those injuredFrown.....Two explosions at Boston marathon finish line
    By Jimmy Golen, The Associated Press | Associated Press – 7 mins ago

    BOSTON - Two explosions at the finish line of the Boston Marathon have resulted in injuries.
    Bloody spectators were being carried Monday to the medical tent that had been set up to care for fatigued runners. Police wove through competitors as they ran back toward the course.
    "There are a lot of people down," said one man, whose bib No. 17528 identified him as Frank Deruyter of North Carolina.
    He was not injured, but marathon workers were carrying one woman, who did not appear to be a runner, to the medical area as blood gushed from her leg. A Boston police officer was wheeled from the course with a leg injury that was bleeding.

    About three hours after the winners crossed the line, there was a loud explosion on the north side of Boylston Street, just before the photo bridge that marks the finish line.
    Another explosion could be heard a few seconds later.....



    Sickening to say the least!

     
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    Terrible news. A co-worker of mine volunteers at the Marathon but luckily she was stationed at Heartbreak Hill. Another co-worker had one son volunteering at Heartbreak Hill and another who works on Boylston Street. Gladly she was able to contact both and they are safe. Sounds like there could be additional explosive devices in the area and may have been another incident elsewhere. Just a nightmare. My thoughts go out to all the victims and their families.

     
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    It was very loud when it happened.  I work close to the Marathon route and we weren't sure what the explosion was but then saw smoke and many people running down the street.  Many officers arrived on the scene and emergency vehicles.   Hopefully, they will find the persons who did this. 

     
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    Sad day.

     
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    Craziness. 2 other devices were found and dismantled. 

     
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    I used to go to the Patriot's Day red Sox game every year with my dad, and then walk over to the finish line to watch the runners come through.

     

    Those explosions were not far from where I used to stand...

     
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    Truly tragic

     
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    The Boston Marathon came to a halt after two explosions were reported near the race's finish line. Preliminary reports say at least two are dead and more than 100 are injured. President Obama made a statement Monday evening.

     

    BOSTON — Two explosions shattered the finish of the Boston Marathon on Monday, sending authorities out on the course to carry away the injured while stragglers in the 26.2-mile race stopped altogether, in what is being described as a smoky and bloodied scene.

    A law enforcement official has confirmed that one of the two victims killed today was eight years old, both CNN and NBC News are reporting.

    The FBI and now the White House are deeming this a terrorist attack, although it is unsure if it is domestic or international.

    In a national address Monday evening, President Obama said, "We still do not know who did this or why. But make no mistake, we will get to the bottom of this. Any responsible individuals, any responsible groups will feel the full weight of justice."

    The president did not stay for reporters' questions, and focused on the help given to the victims and families in his speech. "The American people will say a prayer for Boston tonight," he said.

    Raw: Two explosions hit…

    Raw: Two explosions hit end of Boston Marathon  

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    At least two people are dead and 100 others injured, according to a report by the Boston Globe. Boston police have also confirmed an "incendiary device or fire" at the John F. Kennedy Library, a few miles away.

    In a news conference, Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis confirmed the explosions and provided security measures for Boston citizens. "Don't go any place and congregate in large crowds," Davis said.  

    Davis also said the incident is an ongoing event and said it is unclear if the explosion at the JFK library is related to the two explosions at the finish line.

    Both Davis and Boston Gov. Deval Patrick expressed the necessity for tips and information from witnesses. The Boston Bombs Tipline can be reached at 800-494-TIPS, and to locate victims, the public can call 617-635-4500. 

    A law enforcement official said cellphone service has been shut down in the Boston area to prevent any potential remote detonations of explosives. But officials with Verizon Wireless and Sprint Nextel said there had been no such requests.

    Boston Marathon explosions: Explosions were reported near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday.Bing Maps. Boston Marathon explosions: Explosions were reported near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday.

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    Two high-level U.S. law enforcement sources said one or more bombs was responsible for the explosions. An intelligence official said that two more explosive devices have been found and are being dismantled near the scene.

    The explosions occurred as thousands of runners finished the 117th running of the Boston Marathon, with crowds watching and cheering at the finish line, with the clock reading at just over four hours.

    Related: Boston blasts prompt UK review of London Marathon

    The New York Police Department has stepped up security around landmarks in Manhattan, including near prominent hotels, said Paul Browne, deputy commissioner of the NYPD.

    Competitors and race volunteers were crying as they fled the chaos. Bloody spectators were being carried to the medical tent that had been set up to care for fatigued runners.

    "There are a lot of people down," said one man, whose bib No. 17528 identified him as Frank Deruyter of North Carolina. He was not injured, but marathon workers were carrying one woman, who did not appear to be a runner, to the medical area as blood gushed from her leg. A Boston police officer was wheeled from the course with a leg injury that was bleeding.

    Neither race officials nor public officials could immediately estimate the number or degree of injuries.

    EXPLOSIONS HEARD SECONDS APART

    About three hours after the winners crossed the line, there was a loud explosion on the north side of Boylston Street, just before the photo bridge that marks the finish line. Another explosion could be heard a few seconds later.

    Smoke rose from the blasts, fluttering through the national flags lining the route of the world's oldest and most prestigious marathon. TV helicopter footage showed blood staining the pavement in the popular shopping and tourist area known as the Back Bay.

    "There are people who are really, really bloody," said Laura McLean, a runner from Toronto, who was in the medical tent being treated for dehydration when she was pulled out to make room for victims of the explosions. "They were pulling them into the medical tent."

    Cherie Falgoust was waiting for her husband, who was running the race.

    Multiple explosions go off…

    Multiple explosions go off at Boston Marathon  

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    "I was expecting my husband any minute," she said. "I don't know what this building is ... it just blew. Just a big bomb, a loud boom, and then glass everywhere. Something hit my head. I don't know what it was. I just ducked."

    Runners who had not finished the race were diverted straight down Commonwealth Avenue and into a family meeting area, according to an emergency plan that had been in place.

    Mike Mitchell of Vancouver, Canada, a runner who had finished the race, said he was looking back at the finish line and saw a "massive explosion." 

    Smoke rose 50 feet in the air, Mitchell said. People began running and screaming after hearing the noise, Mitchell said.

    "Everybody freaked out," Mitchell said.  

    OBAMA NOTIFIED

    The Secret Service expanded its security perimeter at the White House on Monday following the explosions at the Boston Marathon.

    Secret Service spokesman Ed Donovan said the measure was taken "out of an abundance of caution" and noted that it was not unusual to expand or contract the security perimeters.

    President Barack Obama was briefed on the explosions by FBI Director Robert Mueller and Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano. The White House said the president also spoke with Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick and Boston Mayor Tom Menino and pledged to provide whatever federal support was needed in responding to the incident.

    Witnesses describe…

    Witnesses describe Boston Marathon blasts  

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    Vice President Joe Biden was on a conference call with gun control activists when staffers turned on televisions in his office Monday to view coverage of the explosions. He said during the call that his prayers were with those in Boston.

    The Secret Service, as part of its expanded security near the White House, shut down Pennsylvania Avenue, cordoning off the area with yellow police tape. Several Secret Service patrol cars also blocked off the entry points to the road.

    The White House was not on lockdown and tourists and other onlookers were still able to be in the park across the street from the executive mansion.

    This is a breaking news update. Please check back soon for further information.

     
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    can't help but think FBI will soon  deemed it a terrorist attack...Frown

     
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    In response to jesseyeric's comment:

    We are all Boston citizens today.

     amen Jess....


     
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    My girlfriend and I watched the top ten male racers finish around 1 PM. Stood directly in front of LensCrafters on Boylston next to the finish line until 1:30 before moving down to stand across from the Prudential Center. Watched until 2 PM before walking back to her apartment via Storrow Drive Bike Path along the Charles. Later saw on television the exact spot I was standing in front of LensCrafters was covered in blood and glass. 

    Truly horrifying events today that I will never forget. My prayers are with any and all who are affected. Just heard that one fatality was an eight year old child. Some people are truly sick. I will not sleep soundly tonight. 

     
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    sick to my stomach

     
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    Fargin Bastidges.

    Be strong Boston, NY has your back.

     
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    Fargin Bastidges.

    Be strong Boston NY has your back.

     
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    Nice to see the thoughtful comments. Rough day in the city, I had friends who were to be watching the race but I am pretty sure they had a random change of plans that took them out of harm's way. 

    A horrific event on one of the most special days on Boston. 

    Susan glad you are ok. 

    We will not stop until whoever did this is held accountable, that is for certain.

     
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    God God Almighty,  how do  people like  this keep getting manufactured?


    No matter who did this, it's an act of terror.

     

     
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    ooooooo

     
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    In response to J-BAY's comment:

    Susan and TT, glad to hear you're both safe. Thoughts and Prayers, to everyone affected by todays events....Stay safe Boston. 




     
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