Two explosions at Boston Marathon finish line injure dozens: reports


karrie
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I have a cousin running the Boston Marathon today, and she just posted to facebook that she finished the marathon, despite two explosions that went off near the finish line, injuring runners and spectators.

So far the news has no real details about it, aside from the fact that people were injured.
 
Goober
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People injured in explosions near Boston Marathon finish line - World - CBC News

Explosions rock Boston Marathon; several injured - CNN.com (external - login to view)

Boston Marathon explosion: Dozens reported hurt | World | News | National Post

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 were rerouted away from the smoking site.

The New York Post is reporting that 12 people were killed, with twice as many injured, while Fox News is reporting that police say three are dead, as spectators said they saw people being carried off with lost limbs.

Police have not indicated what the source of the two explosions could be.

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.
 
Cobalt_Kid
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Some images and clips from CBC.

Boston marathon runners capture bombing in real time - Your Community
 
petros
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2 Dead 22 injured.
 
Cobalt_Kid
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More from CBC.

Boston Marathon explosions kill 2, injure 23 - World - CBC News
 
Walter
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Find the bastards who did this, cut their nuts off, and stuff them down their throats till they suffocate.
 
Goober
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Quote: Originally Posted by WalterView Post

Find the bastards who did this, cut their nuts off, and stuff them down their throats till they suffocate.

No confirmation yet as to the cause of the explosion. Or is there?
 
Sal
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Quote: Originally Posted by GooberView Post

No confirmation yet as to the cause of the explosion. Or is there?

crude bombs... very crude
 
Goober
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Quote: Originally Posted by SalView Post

crude bombs... very crude

I just found this.
Terrorism strikes Boston Marathon as bombs kill 2, wound dozens - CNN.com (external - login to view)
Authorities in Boston found at least one other explosive device that they were dismantling, Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis said.

Davis said a third blast at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library was believed to be related to the marathon bombings, but police later said that incident was believed to be fire-related. The library said all staff and visitors are safe.

It was unclear who may have planted the marathon bombs. There were no credible threats before the race, a state government official said.
 
Sal
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Quote: Originally Posted by GooberView Post

I just found this.
Terrorism strikes Boston Marathon as bombs kill 2, wound dozens - CNN.com (external - login to view)
Authorities in Boston found at least one other explosive device that they were dismantling, Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis said.

Davis said a third blast at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library was believed to be related to the marathon bombings, but police later said that incident was believed to be fire-related. The library said all staff and visitors are safe.

It was unclear who may have planted the marathon bombs. There were no credible threats before the race, a state government official said.

JfK was not a bomb but they are uncertain if it is connected but probably. My guy was already back in his hotel room but I didn't even know it had happened. He texted me he had done a great time, felt good... I continued on at work and heard in the car on the way home. He got to me once he left town as there were problems texting and phoning.... what a day.
 
SLM
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Quote: Originally Posted by SalView Post

JfK was not a bomb but they are uncertain if it is connected but probably. My guy was already back in his hotel room but I didn't even know it had happened. He texted me he had done a great time, felt good... I continued on at work and heard in the car on the way home. He got to me once he left town as there were problems texting and phoning.... what a day.

Even knowing he was finished by the time it happened, you must be very relieved. Pour yourself a nice glass of red tonight.
 
Sal
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cheers woman, I am drinking a lot of wine
 
karrie
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Quote: Originally Posted by SalView Post

cheers woman, I am drinking a lot of wine

I think there will be a lot of families taking a calming drink or five tonight. I'm glad you had good news too.
 
SLM
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Quote: Originally Posted by karrieView Post

I have a cousin running the Boston Marathon today, and she just posted to facebook that she finished the marathon, despite two explosions that went off near the finish line, injuring runners and spectators.

So far the news has no real details about it, aside from the fact that people were injured.

Glad to hear your family is safe Karrie.
 
Sal
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Quote: Originally Posted by SLMView Post

Even knowing he was finished by the time it happened, you must be very relieved. Pour yourself a nice glass of red tonight.

Thanks so much.
I didn't even get hysterical until I knew he was safe... began drinking IMMEDIATELY.... he sure will remember this run. It is his third... unbelievable.
 
Goober
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Quote: Originally Posted by SalView Post

Thanks so much.
I didn't even get hysterical until I knew he was safe... began drinking IMMEDIATELY.... he sure will remember this run. It is his third... unbelievable.

Then you do not panic, most do. Now after it is quite normal to get hysterical, upset, cry from happiness that he is safe.
 
SLM
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Quote: Originally Posted by SalView Post

Thanks so much.
I didn't even get hysterical until I knew he was safe... began drinking IMMEDIATELY.... he sure will remember this run. It is his third... unbelievable.

I completely understand that sentiment. I am great in a crisis....it's afterwards that I fall apart into a blubbering mess, lol.

Don't drink too much otherwise he may never forget his third run but you might forget a few things.
 
Sal
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Quote: Originally Posted by GooberView Post

Then you do not panic, most do. Now after it is quite normal to get hysterical, upset, cry from happiness that he is safe.

weird it is a weird feeling because denial is in your head but your gut says maybe...then with the relief comes the hysteria...and I was thinking of the dead because you realize that could have been someone YOU love but none the less it is someone that OTHERS love...it feels bizarre.

And yeah I am calm, usually in crisis.

Quote: Originally Posted by SLMView Post

I completely understand that sentiment. I am great in a crisis....it's afterwards that I fall apart into a blubbering mess, lol.

Don't drink too much otherwise he may never forget his third run but you might forget a few things.

separated at birth...yup, when everyone else is calm I have a meltdown... but throughout the chaos I can direct everyone...lol
 
SLM
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Quote: Originally Posted by SalView Post


separated at birth...yup, when everyone else is calm I have a meltdown... but throughout the chaos I can direct everyone...lol

Me too.

That's probably just because we're bossy.
 
Sal
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OMG injured....6 children
 
Tonington
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For anyone who knows people who were in the area, Google has a service set up to help you find them:
Google Person Finder: Boston Marathon Explosions (external - login to view)

Sympathies Karrie for your family member who was in the marathon.
 
Sal
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Quote: Originally Posted by SLMView Post

Me too.

That's probably just because we're bossy.

pfffffffffffft yeah, pretty much...what always shocks me is that I am aware as I direct that I don't know s h i t , but when you say, goooo do this, we are going to do that, people do it....lol
 
Goober
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www.nytimes.com/2013/04/16/us...n.html?hp&_r=0 (external - login to view)

A person briefed on preliminary developments in the investigation said that members of Boston’s Joint Terrorist Task Force were at Brigham and Women’s Hospital interviewing an injured man seen running from the scene of the first blasts, near 671 Boylston Street. The person said that police investigators had contacted the local gas and electric company and determined that the explosions were not related to gas or electrical service.

The authorities also found a device at St. James and Trinity Streets that did not explode, the person said, and two other devices were found, including one in Newton, outside of Boston.

The authorities were evacuating the Mandarin, Marriott and Lenox hotels because of reports of suspicious packages, but no confirmed explosive devices have yet been found at those hotels.
 
SLM
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Quote: Originally Posted by SalView Post

pfffffffffffft yeah, pretty much...what always shocks me is that I am aware as I direct that I don't know s h i t , but when you say, goooo do this, we are going to do that, people do it....lol

People feel better when someone is in charge. So even if you're giving someone pointless busywork during a time of crisis, you're probably doing them wonders.
 
Goober
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Terrorism strikes Boston Marathon as bombs kill 2, wound dozens - CNN.com (external - login to view)

Numerous hospitals treat the wounded

Massachusetts General Hospital said it was treating 22 injured people, six of them in critical condition. Tufts Medical Center reported that it was treating nine people. Brigham and Women's Hospital said it received between 18 and 20 injured. Boston Medical Center reported 20 patients from the marathon, most with lower leg injuries.

Boston Children's Hospital was treating seven injured people -- six children and a parent of one of the children. Their conditions range from "good to serious," a hospital spokeswoman said.
 
Sal
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an eight year old is dead...
 
karrie
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Quote: Originally Posted by GooberView Post

... (external - login to view) most with lower leg injuries.

One of the pictures I saw looked to be someone lying on the pavement while a shirtless good samaritan used his tshirt to try to bandage his missing leg. I can't help but wonder if they actually designed a bomb to cut the crowd down like that. Horrific thought.
 
Goober
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Quote: Originally Posted by karrieView Post

One of the pictures I saw looked to be someone lying on the pavement while a shirtless good samaritan used his tshirt to try to bandage his missing leg. I can't help but wonder if they actually designed a bomb to cut the crowd down like that. Horrific thought.

Do you recall the bomb design and locations that the Toronto 18 had, along with secondary explosions for First Responders.
 
SLM
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Quote: Originally Posted by SalView Post

an eight year old is dead...

OMG.....I just don't understand what the hell is wrong with people. Why do they do things like this?
 
Christianna
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How horrible, hopefully the perp/s will be caught and tried for this low down cowardly act!
 

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