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04/15/2013 03:16:44 PM · #1
//usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/04/15/17764747-witnesses-2-explosions-heard-at-finish-line-of-boston-marathon?lite

better link... //www.wcvb.com/news/local/metro/Explosions-reported-near-Boston-Marathon-finish-line/-/11971628/19757044/-/ktnc1wz/-/index.html?hpt=hp_t2

Message edited by author 2013-04-15 15:21:23.
04/15/2013 03:24:59 PM · #2
Yeah I heard about this a few min ago. There is very little info trickling out of there...Lets hope it wasnt terrorist and let be actually just a man made accident. (pipe explosion, transformer blowing up, etc.)
04/15/2013 03:28:13 PM · #3
just saw it too.. hopefully the media holds off on speculation... yeah right...
04/15/2013 03:48:44 PM · #4
2 explosions that close together make it unlikely to be anything but intentional. The fact that it is Patriot's day in Massachusetts, as well as the day federal taxes are due, widens the pool of likely terrorist groups beyond the usual suspects.
04/15/2013 03:56:47 PM · #5
Originally posted by BrennanOB:

2 explosions that close together make it unlikely to be anything but intentional. The fact that it is Patriot's day in Massachusetts, as well as the day federal taxes are due, widens the pool of likely terrorist groups beyond the usual suspects.


Yeah I know...I just hate to see another terrorist attack......It also appears that there are some dead and severely injured
04/15/2013 03:59:19 PM · #6
Amazing photo at the end of this list of videos.

ETA: NSFW, and one photo is nothing short of gruesome. The final photo of the actual moment of the explosion is worth seeing - it's amazing that we have so many cameras going at these events now that a micro-second event was captured.

Message edited by author 2013-04-15 16:21:22.
04/15/2013 04:08:30 PM · #7
Originally posted by BrennanOB:

2 explosions that close together make it unlikely to be anything but intentional. The fact that it is Patriot's day in Massachusetts, as well as the day federal taxes are due, widens the pool of likely terrorist groups beyond the usual suspects.

Saw a report that this happened near the VIP section where they were honoring Newtown families.
04/15/2013 04:21:44 PM · #8
just got back from the gym where the news was on. all speculation. i really hate they they are phone interviewing spectators and they all are saying how they heard they found another bomb here or there or there are chemicals in the air...

Message edited by author 2013-04-15 16:22:15.
04/15/2013 04:23:45 PM · #9
Originally posted by mike_311:

just got back from the gym where the news was on. all speculation. i really hate they they are phone interviewing spectators and they all are saying how they heard they found another bomb here or there or there are chemicals in the air...


Don't worry, soon I'm sure our brave senators and congressmen will step forward with new laws to protect us from terrorist attacks.
04/15/2013 04:25:16 PM · #10
blast video.

//freebeacon.com/explosions-at-the-boston-marathon-finish-line/

kind of puts all our little problems in perspective... i feel for those there.

the force of that blast that ht those standing right there... man.

Message edited by author 2013-04-15 16:27:08.
04/15/2013 04:26:22 PM · #11
Originally posted by Cory:



Don't worry, soon I'm sure our brave senators and congressmen will step forward with new laws to protect us from terrorist attacks.


didnt they already?
04/15/2013 04:26:56 PM · #12
Originally posted by mike:

Originally posted by Cory:



Don't worry, soon I'm sure our brave senators and congressmen will step forward with new laws to protect us from terrorist attacks.


didnt they already?


Apparently not.
04/15/2013 04:36:29 PM · #13
More links / pics / videos:

//deadspin.com/explosions-reported-at-the-boston-marathon-473008941
04/15/2013 04:41:55 PM · #14
sickening.
04/15/2013 04:54:17 PM · #15
JFK Library?

Ahhh.... ETA: "Explosion" At JFK Library Was Unrelated Fire: Report

From the Dorchester Reporter:

"The director of the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum says that a 3 p.m. fire inside the building's mechanical room was not caused by a device and is apparently not related to the explosions at the Boston Marathon finish line.

Tom Putnam, the director of the JFK Library, said that the incident was confined to a mechanical room near the archive section of the library



Message edited by author 2013-04-15 16:57:38.
04/15/2013 05:12:07 PM · #16
I am often contracted by the official photography company for this race, MarathonFoto. I asked for this assignment but they already had enough locals.

I was worried that people I know and have worked with might have been hurt because we often have over 70 photogs at these races with about 25 or so at the finish line. I called the company and they said that all of our photographers are okay and heading back to the hotel.

I hope the best for every one who was affected by this.
04/15/2013 05:23:48 PM · #17
Originally posted by yakatme:

I am often contracted by the official photography company for this race, MarathonFoto. I asked for this assignment but they already had enough locals.

I was worried that people I know and have worked with might have been hurt because we often have over 70 photogs at these races with about 25 or so at the finish line. I called the company and they said that all of our photographers are okay and heading back to the hotel.

I hope the best for every one who was affected by this.


That gets a little personal doesnt it.
04/15/2013 05:47:51 PM · #18
Originally posted by cowboy221977:

Originally posted by yakatme:

I am often contracted by the official photography company for this race, MarathonFoto. I asked for this assignment but they already had enough locals.

I was worried that people I know and have worked with might have been hurt because we often have over 70 photogs at these races with about 25 or so at the finish line. I called the company and they said that all of our photographers are okay and heading back to the hotel.

I hope the best for every one who was affected by this.


That gets a little personal doesnt it.


Here's the event from the finish line, Boston.com's Steve Silvia - raw video.

It's not terribly graphic, but it is extremely disturbing.
04/15/2013 05:53:25 PM · #19
Geeze, just up the road. People are in a turmoil here, natch :-(
04/15/2013 06:35:53 PM · #20
My wife, son and I very nearly went to Copley today (actually, many times throughout the day) to take in the action, but decided instead to avoid the crowds and stay and watch a bit further out from the finish (about two miles).

On our walk home we stopped to pick up a pizza and as we waited we saw the breaking news. Shortly afterward every street turned into a chain of emergency vehicles and it seemed as though the emergency response services of the entire state poured in at once, and the sirens are still blaring.

We're new to the city and haven't found our place in the community, but we're as shocked and sunk in despair as if we've lived here our whole lives. It was a beautiful day, and the electricity and energy of the participants and spectators was tremendous. Enormous international presence, tons of university students, charity groups; it was wonderful, and after a long winter and much doubt regarding our move here, we were suddenly excited and optimistic. The people on the streets are devastated now, and it's just a very, very sad day.

Lives lost, horrendous injuries. So pointless and disgusting.
04/15/2013 06:48:33 PM · #21
I just saw something on the news about a third explosion. Very sad day for Boston and all of us :-(
04/15/2013 06:51:49 PM · #22
Originally posted by snaffles:

I just saw something on the news about a third explosion. Very sad day for Boston and all of us :-(

That's at the JFK Library, South and East of downtown Boston. It does not seem to be related, at this point, but who the heck knows?
04/15/2013 07:00:31 PM · #23
Looking at some images of the injured, it seems this must have been a bag-bomb, or garbage-can bomb.

Almost all of the injuries appear to be at below waist level, indicating a device that was placed on the ground.

This almost certainly wasn't a suicide bomber, not that that helps to narrow down the list much.
04/15/2013 07:02:40 PM · #24
Originally posted by Cory:

Looking at some images of the injured, it seems this must have been a bag-bomb, or garbage-can bomb.

Almost all of the injuries appear to be at below waist level, indicating a device that was placed on the ground.

This almost certainly wasn't a suicide bomber, not that that helps to narrow down the list much.


I heard it was a trash can. So many stories swirling around though, you don't know what to believe. I heard a 3 year old was sitting right next to it (hoping that isn't true).

edit: Just saw it was an 8 year old, not 3, and the child is one of the dead.

Message edited by author 2013-04-15 19:04:06.
04/15/2013 07:30:11 PM · #25
He hates these cans.
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