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« on: April 15, 2013, 03:33:32 PM »

Explosions reported near Boston Marathon finish line

Emergency crews responding to Boylston Street incident


UPDATED 3:16 PM EDT Apr 15, 2013



BOSTON —Two explosions have been reported near the Boston Marathon finish line on Boylston Street as thousands of people gathered for the race, and there are reports of injuries.
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The blasts happened at about 2:50 p.m. near the intersection of Boylston and Exeter streets. Store fronts have been blown out, and there have been reports of dozens of injuries.

Witnesses said several victims lost limbs, and the area was being evacuated.

http://www.wcvb.com/news/local/metro/Explosions-reported-near-Boston-Marathon-finish-line/-/11971628/19757044/-/ktnc1wz/-/index.html?hpt=hp_t1
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« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2013, 03:38:12 PM »

Boston Marathon Explosion: Headquarters On Lockdown Following Blast Near Race Finish Line

Posted: 04/15/2013 3:09 pm EDT  |  Updated: 04/15/2013 3:18 pm EDT

The headquarters of the Boston Marathon is on lockdown following two explosions near the finish line, Reuters reports.

The blasts occurred just before 3:00 p.m., according to MyFoxBoston.

This is a breaking news story. Please check back for more updates.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/15/boston-marathon-explosion_n_3086665.html
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« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2013, 03:44:22 PM »

So far there are reports of three people dead. 
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« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2013, 03:50:59 PM »

Two huge blasts rock Boston Marathon finish line

Monday, April 15, 2013

Two huge explosions rocked the Boston Marathon finish line at Copley Square just before 3 p.m. today, apparently causing numerous casualties, some possible with traumatic injuries on streets crowded with runners, spectators and post-race partiers.

“I saw two explosions. The first one was beyond the finish line. I heard a loud bang and I saw smoke rising,” said Herald reporter Chris Cassidy, who was running in the marathon.“I kept running and I heard behind me a loud bang. It looked like it was in a trash can or something. That one was in front of Abe and Louie’s. There are people who have been hit with debris, people with bloody foreheads.”

“Somebody’s leg flew by my head, said a spectator who gave his name as John Ross. “I gave my belt to stop the blood.”

People were yelling, “I need my kids!”

“It was horrific!” said a man who gave his name as Brian Walker. “I saw some horrific wounds. You could literally feel the rush of wind.”

“There are at least a dozen that seem to be injured in some way,” Cassidy said.

Chris McIntosh, publisher of the Boston Business Journal who was at the Lenox Hotel near the scene, said, “It’s chaos down here. Two bombs just went off at the finish line within five seconds of each other. There must be casualties. Now I’m seeing fire trucks and ambulances racing down Boylston Street toward the scene.”

David O’Neil of Westboro said he saw glass blown out of a restaurant window on Boylston Street.

http://bostonherald.com/news_opinion/local_coverage/2013/04/two_huge_blasts_rock_boston_marathon_finish_line
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« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2013, 04:04:04 PM »

Multiple casualties reported after two explosions at Boston Marathon
Published April 15, 2013
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DEVELOPING: Multiple casualties are reported after at least two explosions rocked the area near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, according to the Boston Herald.

Witnesses reportedly heard booms that sounded like two claps of thunder near the finish line inside the Fairmount Copley Plaza Hotel.

The explosions occurred just before 3 p.m. Video of the scene showed a number of emergency crews in the area tending to victims and blood on the ground near the finish line.

"I saw two explosions. The first one was beyond the finish line. I heard a loud bang and I saw smoke rising," Boston Herald reporter Chris Cassidy, who was running in the marathon, told the newspaper. "I kept running and I heard behind me a loud bang. It looked like it was in a trash can or something...There are people who have been hit with debris, people with bloody foreheads.”

A photographer with Fox affiliate WFXT reported seeing a number of victims with lost limbs.

Competitors and race organizers 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.

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 thunderous explosion could be heard a few seconds later.

Runner Laura McLean of Toronto said she heard two explosions outside the medical tent.

"There are people who are really, really bloody," McLean said. "They were pulling them into the medical tent."

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


Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/04/15/explosion-reported-near-finish-line-boston-marathon-spokesman-says/#ixzz2QZ1Agatu
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« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2013, 04:15:34 PM »

April 15, 2013 Tweets
https://twitter.com/Boston_Police

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22 injured. 2 dead #tweetfromthebeat via @CherylFiandaca

 Boston Police Dept. ‏@Boston_Police 11m
Updates to follow. Please clear area around marathon finish line #tweetfromthebeat via @CherylFiandaca

 Boston Police Dept. ‏@Boston_Police 25m
Boston Police confirming explosion at marathon finish line with injuries. #tweetfromthebeat via @CherylFiandaca
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« Reply #6 on: April 15, 2013, 04:35:00 PM »

It's being reported on Fox News that two more devices have been found and they are being dismantled.
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« Reply #7 on: April 15, 2013, 04:37:46 PM »

April 15, 2013 Tweets
https://twitter.com/usatoday

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#BREAKING: 2 more explosives being dismantled at Boston Marathon http://usat.ly/ZwrZ6P
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« Reply #8 on: April 15, 2013, 04:41:47 PM »

April 15, 2013 Tweets
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Police telling people on scene of Boston Marathon #explosions to not use cell phones because could set off other devices
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« Reply #9 on: April 15, 2013, 04:45:00 PM »

April 15, 2013 Tweets
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ER head: Among the 23 injured, six critically, at Boston Marathon are those with "traumatic amputations" to limbs: http://bit.ly/YLAPTr
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« Reply #10 on: April 15, 2013, 04:48:40 PM »

April 15, 2013 Tweets
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News conference in 15 minutes Westin Hotel #tweetfromthebeat via @CherylFiandaca

 Boston Police Dept. ‏@Boston_Police 8m
Boston  Police looking for video of the finish line #tweetfromthebeat via @CherylFiandaca
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« Reply #11 on: April 15, 2013, 04:55:43 PM »

Breaking News

   Authorities ID a suspect in marathon bombings - he is being guarded in Boston hospital

12 dead, nearly 50 injured after 2 explosions rock Boston Marathon, suspect identified and being guarded in hospital

BOSTON — Two explosions shattered the euphoria of the Boston Marathon finish line on Monday, sending authorities out on the course to carry off the injured while the stragglers in the 26.2-mile trek from Hopkinton were rerouted away from the smoking site of the blasts.

A federal law-enforcement source confirmed to The Post there are at least 12 dead and nearly 50 injured. Fox News reported that Massachusetts General Hospital was treating 10 people with amputated limbs and all operating rooms were on hold.

Authorities have a identified a suspect, who is currently being guarded in a Boston hospital with shrapnel wounds.

Law-enforcement sources said at least the first explosion occurred in the lobby of the Fairmont Hotel.

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/national/two_explosions_at_boston_marathon_iMR0LCkcwASg0RQfVsH1yI
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« Reply #12 on: April 15, 2013, 05:03:25 PM »

April 15, 2013 Tweets
https://twitter.com/Boston_Police

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A third incident at JFK library. Not certain related- but BPD treating like they are #tweetfromthebeat via @CherylFiandaca

 Boston Police Dept. ‏@Boston_Police 1m
250pm two explosions at Marathon finish line. Multiple casualties #tweetfromthebeat via @CherylFiandaca
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« Reply #13 on: April 15, 2013, 05:06:26 PM »

http://google.org/personfinder/2013-boston-explosions
Person Finder: Boston Marathon Explosions
PLEASE NOTE: All data entered will be available to the public and viewable and usable by anyone. Google does not review or verify the accuracy of this data.
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April 15, 2013 Tweets
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BPD asking people not to congregate in large crowds #tweetfromthebeat via @CherylFiandaca

 Boston Police Dept. ‏@Boston_Police 4m
BPD asking for tips #tweetfromthebeat via @CherylFiandaca
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« Reply #15 on: April 15, 2013, 05:09:50 PM »

Published: April 15, 2013

Site of the Boston Marathon Explosion

Two explosions occurred near the finish line at the Boston Marathon on Monday about four hours after the start of the race. As of 4 p.m., the Boston police reported that at least two people were killed and 23 wounded.

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2013/04/15/us/site-of-the-boston-marathon-explosion.html?ref=us

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« Reply #16 on: April 15, 2013, 05:10:23 PM »

http://www.theatlanticwire.com/national/2013/04/map-key-locations-news-boston-marathon-bombing/64254/
Map: Key Locations in the News of the Boston Marathon Bombing
April 15, 2013

(see google map @ link)

*Race course and finish line. The race came in from Commonwealth Avenue, down Hereford Street, then turning left onto Boylston Street. The finish line was in front of the Boston Library.

*Blast locations. The two blasts occurred along that final stretch, the first closer to the finish line then the second near the intersection of Ring Road and Boylston.

*The Fairmont Copley Hotel staging area. The hotel, near the Plaza was cleared and used for treating the wounded.
JFK Library fire. After a police scanner reported an confirmed explosion, JFK Library officials tweeted that the fire there was not related to the bombing.
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April 15, 2013 Tweets
https://twitter.com/Boston_Police

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Police stabilizing situation -checking packages #tweetfromthebeat via @CherylFiandaca
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« Reply #18 on: April 15, 2013, 05:24:27 PM »



If you are trying to locate someone in Boston, police have set up a hotline: 617-635-4500.
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« Reply #19 on: April 15, 2013, 05:28:12 PM »

I've been posting update tweets and articles for those that may be at work and unable to see the news otherwise.  There is a lot of twitter traffic, lots of conflicting information, rumors and sometimes just hateful tweets.    There are video clips of the scenes from the explosions etc. available, but I won't be posting them.  They can be viewed later if one chooses.  Sending prayers to the racers and all connected with this terrible crime.   an angelic monkey
 
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