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Just catching this on the news. Reports of at least 2 explosions at the finish line of the Marathon. THis happens to be right across the street from where I work. Luckily I was not at work today. Judging from the pictures so far I would say 95% certainty it's bombs. Nothing official but judging from the pictures it doesn't look like anything from a building, couple of restaurants in that area. Looks like something on the sidewalk. If it was the Train, which runs under the street, no reports of that. Looks like something in the middle of the crowd was the source. Most likely is a bomb in a trash can or , and I know that area well, a postal box. Unless something someone was carrying in a bad. THis is bad, no numbers yet, but deaths have been mentioned.
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Update. New video shows second explosion. Judging my best it looked to have happened near the Apple store about a block and a half from the Finish line. Streets clear now, seeing aerial shots right now, God it's a mess. They are looking to clear even more to look for other devices.
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Definitely looks like it was on the sidewalk. 99% it had to be a bomb of some sort.
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Reverse angle, damn.
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Looks like they got 2 more bombs and pictures of someone planting backpacks into the trash cans at at least one of the locations.
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At least 2 dead, dozens injured after two bombs explode at Boston Marathon | Fox News
At least two people are dead and dozens injured including up to 10 with amputated limbs after at least two bombs tore through the finish line of the Boston Marathon, according to the Boston Police Department.
The simultaneous explosions, and reports of two other unexploded devices found near the scene raised suspicions that the blasts, just before 3 p.m., could be part of a terrorist attack. Intelligence officials told The Associated Press two unexploded devices were being dismantled, and reports of a third "controlled" explosion near the JFK Library in the Columbia Point section of Dorchester, may have been an intentional detonation supervised by authorities. Competitors and race organizers were crying as they fled the bloody chaos, while some witnesses reported seeing victims with lost limbs.
"Somebody's leg flew by my head," a spectator, who gave his name as John Ross, told the Boston Herald. I gave my belt to stop the blood.
Witnesses heard booms that sounded like two claps of thunder near the finish line inside the Fairmount Copley Plaza Hotel, according to multiple local reports. The horror unfolded as the city marked the 238th annual Patriot's Day, commemorating the anniversary of the Battles of Lexington and Concord at the beginning of the Revolutionary War.
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.
"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."
Authorities in New York, meanwhile, are deploying counter-terrorism vehicles around landmark sites in Manhattan, including prominent hotels, according to the New York City Police Department.
Nearly 25,000 people, including runners from around the world, competed in Boston's celebrated 26.2-mile race, attracting huge throngs of onlookers, especially near the finish line.
"This is a horrific day in Boston," Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick said in a statement. "My thoughts and prayers are with those who have been injured. I have been in touch with the President, Mayor [Thomas] Menino and our public safety leaders. Our focus is on making sure that the area around Copley Square is safe and secured. I am asking everyone to stay away from Copley Square and let the first responders do their jobs."


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Authorities ID suspect as Saudi national in marathon bombings, under guard at Boston hospital - NYPOST.com
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Also, claims bomb found in nearby library.
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That would be the JFK library where there was also an explosion. I doubt it refers to the Boston Public Library as it is closed today. Heard reports about a suspect in custody nothing yet on nationality.
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And the JFK thing may not be related. The reports are of an earlier electrical fire at the library, certainly possible a subsequent explosion is certainly possible that would not be related to the marathon but to the electrical fire. This part of the story is still developing.
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