Monday, April 15, 2013

2 Explosions at Boston Marathon/2 Dead - Video - U.S. News/ABC/CNN

Witnesses: 2 explosions heard near finish line of Boston Marathon - U.S. News/ABC


 2 Confirmed Dead, 22 Injured - Boston PD via CNN

100+ Injured - Boston Globe

Boston police commissioner: Third explosion at JFK library - Post-Gazette

Update: JFK Library - Fire in Mechanical Room - Not Related to Other Bombings - @CNNBRK

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There were two explosions at the finish line of the Boston Marathon. Dozens are reported to be injured. (via Twitter user @nightshiftpol)

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WHDH cameras rolling on runners approaching the finish line of the Boston marathon, capture the first of two explosions in downtown Boston.

2 Explosions at Boston Marathon Finish Line

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.
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."

Witnesses: 2 explosions heard near finish line of Boston Marathon

Two explosions went off near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday, witnesses told NBC News.
Video from the finish line showed screams and an enormous cloud of white smoke, and about 20 seconds between the explosions. The Associated Press reported that bloody spectators were being carried to a medical tent that had been set up to care for tired runners.
Jackie Bruno, a reporter for New England Cable News, said on Twitter that she saw people’s legs blown off.
“Runners were coming in and saw unspeakable horror,” she said.
Will Ritter, the spokesman for a Massachusetts Senate candidate, told NBC News that he heard what sounded like two explosions and saw smoke rising near the Boston Public Library. He said that he saw three fire engines and police running to the site.
“We heard two really large explosions in rapid succession, about a second apart from each other,” Ritter said. “Everybody kind of ducked and hit the ground.”
Janet Wu, a reporter for NBC affiliate WHDH, told NBC News that she heard two loud explosions.
Massachusetts General Hospital said that it had two patients and was expecting more.
The Associated Press reported that runners and race organizers were crying as they fled the scene.
The Boston police bomb squad was en route. Boston police confirmed there was an incident but did not immediately give details. Police, fire and medical technicians were responding. New England Cable News reported that the emergency response came within seconds.

Federal authorities told NBC News that they had no immediate information.

Boston police commissioner: Third explosion at JFK library

April 15, 2013 5:06 pm

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BOSTON -- There's been a third explosion in the city following two blasts near the finish line of the Boston Marathon that killed two people and injured many others, according to Boston police.
Police Commissioner Edward Davis said authorities aren't certain that the explosion at the JFK Library was related to the other blasts, but they're treating them as if they are.
Mr. Davis said there are no injuries stemming from the third explosion.

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