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Mon Apr 15, 2013 7:10 pm

Sky news breaking that two bomb blasts in Boston USA.

news.sky.com

Seems it has happened near the finish line to the Boston Marathon. Lots of injured according to live video on Sky News.

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More here :

Two explosions at the finish line of the Boston Marathon are reported to have left people injured.

Video and photographs from Boston show a scene of confusion, with emergency services descending on the scene.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-22160691

One of the explosions caught on camera :

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/F9933F92-85FC-4CF8-AC66-9F3F2AAFA199-1107-0000007E59A182F9_zps93b044c7.jpg

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This isn't good. I wouldn't be shocked if this some sort of terrorist activity. Unless it was an accidental explosion, I can't imagine it being anything but.
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Mon Apr 15, 2013 7:28 pm

SAD!!! What the hell is wrong with people??? This is sad!

Prayers to those and their friends/families!

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Mon Apr 15, 2013 7:29 pm

Quoting falstaff (Reply 3):
This isn't good. I wouldn't be shocked if this some sort of terrorist activity. Unless it was an accidental explosion, I can't imagine it being anything but.

You wouldn´t have two accidental explosion one after the other and some distance apart. This looks like to old terrorist tactics of exploding one bomb and the other one a short while later when people came to rescue.
I hope they get the perps and treat them accordingly.

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Sadly Fox News are reporting that so far three people have died.
 
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Mon Apr 15, 2013 7:33 pm

Seems quite bad, probably a terrorist attack indeed, hard to imagine what else would cause this heavy explosions in two different places with some distance apart.

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Mon Apr 15, 2013 7:34 pm

CNN producer on the scene who was 20 yards away from the first explosion is reporting that this is about a mile from the finish line. First explosion seemed to be from indoors, the second from the sidewalk. Another suspected device at the Mandarin Hotel.
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I saw one video on CBS showing the scene after the fact that showed what appeared to be broken glass outside of a store window, indicating that the exposition may have come from inside that location.
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Mon Apr 15, 2013 7:38 pm

What a bad situation. I will never undertand the people who do this, nor ever condone their actions. The only thing that does not add up for me, is that clearly there is a lot of security given the Marathon event. Maybe it was an accident?

CBS is reporting lots of severedly injured people.
 
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Oh my god!!!!!!


BBC just reported reports that one of the explosions came from the Fairmont Hotel, and reports of a device at the Mandarin Hotel
 
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Mon Apr 15, 2013 7:41 pm

The two explosions make it seem like an accidental explosion might not be it but the timing of it seems like it did not go off during the busiest and more watched time of the Marathon when the professionals start to finish the race. Fox is saying 3 dead, can't find any other station reporting deaths. Horrible situation whether it was accidental or an attack.

 redflag  Unconfirmed witnesses say the explosion happened from two bags on a sidewalk. So IF true, clearly an attack.  redflag 

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CBS showing video of the two explosions, they were about a block apart on Boylston St., about 15 seconds apart. Apparently within blocks of the finish line, not a mile away as reported earlier on CNN.
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Quoting flymia (Reply 12):
it but the timing of it seems like it did not go off during the busiest and more watched time of the Marathon when the professionals start to finish the race

Yeah, but they went off when a lot more of the regular runners start to finish, which means more family and spectators at the finish line area.


A lot of the reports may be sketchy to start with, but it seems like it was a powerful blast. My thoughts go out to the injured and deceased( if that is the case).
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If this was deliberate, then it's an utterly wicked, evil thing to do. I hope those responsible are brought to justice quickly.
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Pictures don't look like an accident at all, two blasts within seconds and, most importantly, the pavement is undamaged making a pipe blast very unlikely. Injiries are reported at 6 by CNN but looking at the pictures that's unfortunately likely to rise. I hope all victims get well soon and my thoughts are with all Bostonians! It might turn out lucky for the injired that many EMS crews were on site cause of the race!
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This is just horrible. My prayers go out to all of the victims involved. Fox is reporting the bomb squad is about to do a controlled blast. Perhaps of another device that was found.
Although I haven't ran a marathon I have attended plenty run by my father. It never crossed my mind that someone who try and do this. I thank God my dad couldn't qualify. It's selfish, but he's in this bracket of runners.
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Mon Apr 15, 2013 8:06 pm

Fox still reporting 3 deaths and many very serious injuries. CNN reporting very serious injures.

Police are searching the area for more devices with bomb sniffing dogs. As things look a bit clearer seems like an attack. From who, we won't know but I have faith the FBI and ATF will be able to find out.

Quoting AustrianZRH (Reply 16):
It might turn out lucky for the injired that many EMS crews were on site cause of the race!

Yep. Reports are some went to the fairly large medical tent there for the marathon. Medical and Police response was almost instant which will probably end up saving lives.
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Quoting RussianJet (Reply 15):
If this was deliberate, then it's an utterly wicked, evil thing to do. I hope those responsible are brought to justice quickly.

All major news outlets I've checked so far are using the word "bomb" now. Only Fox is reporting fatalities. Let's hope that they're wrong.

Other news outlets are reporting that there were "lots" of people who suffered amputations in the blast. Sometimes, the injuries sustained during these attacks are not fatal, but wind up being worse than death to the victim. To go from marathon runner to quadruplegic in one short instant...
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CNN now confirms 2 dead, 22 injured  . Conolences to all affected! Hope they get those bastards, be they islamists, "patriots", or just psychopaths!
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Quoting DocLightning (Reply 20):
Only Fox is reporting fatalities. Let's hope that they're wrong.

Boston Police just confirmed it according to @BreakingNews on twitter.
The New York Post is saying 12 dead and dozens injured, but they are pretty sensational so I'd take that with a grain of salt.
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Quoting AustrianZRH (Reply 21):
CNN now confirms 2 dead, 22 injured

Yup. I refreshed after my last post. Fox now saying "at least 2" dead.
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Quoting DocLightning (Reply 23):
Yup. I refreshed after my last post. Fox now saying "at least 2" dead.

Boston PD also says

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Sky News saying ball bearings found at site of explosions which would point to a crude device aimed at inflicting terrible injuries . Sick people.
 
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NY Post is reporting 12 deaths and over 50 injured!! Seems pretty bad

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/nationa...on_marathon_iMR0LCkcwASg0RQfVsH1yI

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Video of one of the blasts:
https://vine.co/v/bFdt5uwg6JZ

Cowards. Sick to my stomach.

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Was this a manhole explosion or some hooligan trying to get some media attention ?
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Quoting detroitflyer (Reply 26):
NY Post is reporting 12 deaths and over 50 injured!! Seems pretty bad

That is a false statement. Official statement is 2 dead 23 injured.
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I wonder what the motives could have been?
 
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So sad. My thoughts are with all of those affected and their families.
 
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A few tweets:

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UPDATE: 23 injured and 2 dead according to Boston Police.
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RT @billy_baker: Two explosions in front of Marathon Sports. Witnesses saw bones sticking out, legs on ground, blood everywhere
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Heard it in my dorm at MIT. Thought it was a local construction crew dropping something. 3rd explosion about 20 minutes ago, apparently it was the BOS PD exploding a potential third device. BOS PD confirming 2 dead, 23 injured.
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I hope the bastard(s) that did this is found, and revenge is taken out on him in the slowest and most painful manner possible.
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Quoting RomeoBravo (Reply 30):
I wonder what the motives could have been?

Whatever they are, they are tremendously misguided! 
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This is so sad. I am left without words.
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Boston PD press conference at 4:30pm Eastern, about 10 minutes from now.
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two more explosives found:

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If there is some government behind those attacks, I hope they´ll get taken out as well with the greatest prejudice.

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Quoting thunderboltdrgn (Reply 38):
If there is some government behind those attacks, I hope they´ll get taken out as well with the greatest prejudice.

what do you mean???? I am not sure I follow.
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Quoting RomeoBravo (Reply 30):
I wonder what the motives could have been?

I wonder about that too, but then I think, "what does it matter?"; what could possibly justify this and given the US's well published and well known line on terrorism - no negotiation, what did whoever did this think it could possibly achieve.

I ran a leg of Marathon last year and one thing that does strike me immediately (not that you'd need to run a marathon to appreciate this!) is that by the time you get to the finish line, you're pretty well exhausted, so even a very fit person - as these runners would be - would all the more susceptible to shock/cardiac arrest if they heard a loud explosion.

Do we know if any of those involved were runners?
 
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Quoting airtran737 (Reply 34):
and revenge is taken out on him in the slowest and most painful manner possible.

Unfortunately that's unlikely, but hopefully once caught they'll never see the light of day again.
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Quoting ogre727 (Reply 40):
what do you mean???? I am not sure I follow.

I did not write that. MD11Engineer did. (reply 39).

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Central square in Cambridge cleared, no threat to public safety

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Quoting MD11Engineer (Reply 39):

If there is some government behind those attacks, I hope they´ll get taken out as well with the greatest prejudice.

Pretty unlikely that any government would have any motives to blow up a group of innocent civilians in middle of international athletic event. More likely just some individuals behind this, I'm sure investigation will reveal their motives soon enough.
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Well, I can breathe for now. My sister-in-law was running the race. I briefly talked to my dad before we got cut off, and she apparently finished about 10 minutes before this all happened. Took awhile for my brother to find her in the chaos, but they're both OK.

Cell phones are all screwed up though - tried calling my dad back and got voicemail 5 times, then got through to some random girl.

My greatest sympathies go out to everyone affected by this. There's not much one can do that will piss me off more than screwing with Boston.
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NY Post twitter is reporting that the Boston Police confirmed another blast at the JFK Library. Fox just said that a suspect is being guarded at the hospital.
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Just speculating:

Any way this is the beginning of various attacks from North Korea?
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Quoting Stabilator (Reply 48):
Any way this is the beginning of various attacks from North Korea?

I strongly doubt it.
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