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Explosions at Boston Marathon - A2K Runners, Check In Please

 
 
Reply Mon 15 Apr, 2013 01:12 pm
http://www.theatlanticwire.com/national/2013/04/boston-marathon-explosions-live/64246/

ALEXANDER ABAD-SANTOS 3:01 PM ET
Reuters is reporting that the headquarters at the Boston Marathon have been locked down after two explosions were reported near the finish line Monday afternoon. Here's a Twitter image of the current scene there:

http://cdn.theatlanticwire.com/img/upload/2013/04/15/boston-marathon-bomb/large.jpg


According the Boston Globe, there are dozens injured though there are varying reports on the number of injuries:
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Butrflynet
 
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Reply Mon 15 Apr, 2013 01:13 pm
@Butrflynet,
https://twitter.com/boston_fireman/status/323872374447566848

Boston_Fireman
‏@Boston_Fireman
MCI: 20-30 people injured in front of Boston Public Library after explosion at finish line of Boston Marathon
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Butrflynet
 
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Reply Mon 15 Apr, 2013 01:14 pm
Jespah, Region Philbus, Thomas, littlek, etc., let us know if you were there and that you are okay.
jespah
 
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Reply Mon 15 Apr, 2013 01:14 pm
@Butrflynet,
Holy cow. Heard nothing here, but I am a few miles from there.
Region Philbis
 
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Reply Mon 15 Apr, 2013 01:15 pm
@Butrflynet,

ayiyi.
listening to a news report on the radio...
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jespah
 
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Reply Mon 15 Apr, 2013 01:17 pm
@jespah,
RP is at work, in the Fort Point Channel area, not near there.
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Butrflynet
 
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Reply Mon 15 Apr, 2013 01:17 pm
Good to hear from you two. Know of anyone that was planning to run today? Thomas, Jonathan?
jespah
 
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Reply Mon 15 Apr, 2013 01:18 pm
@Butrflynet,
Thomas is in NJ; littlek lives in Cambridge and I believe her work is there as well.

Boston.com and WHDH.com are spinning for me.
Butrflynet
 
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Reply Mon 15 Apr, 2013 01:20 pm
@Butrflynet,
http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-two-explosions-at-boston-marathon-finish-line-20130415,0,5849240.story

From the Associated Press
April 15, 2013, 12:07 p.m.
Two explosions at the finish line of the Boston Marathon have resulted in injuries.

Bloody spectators were being carried Monday to the medical tent that had been set up to care for fatigued runners. Police wove through competitors as they ran back toward the course.

“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 explosion could be heard a few seconds later.
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Region Philbis
 
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Reply Mon 15 Apr, 2013 01:20 pm
@Butrflynet,

no, not that i know of...


Quote:
Explosions reported near Boston Marathon finish line
Emergency crews responding to Boylston Street incident

The blasts happened at about 2:50 p.m. near the intersection of Boylston and Exeter streets. Witnesses said several victims lost limbs,
and the area was being evacuated.

The first explosion happened across from the Lenox Hotel and the second blast was about 15 seconds later, witnesses said.

Many of the injured appeared to be spectators who gathered for the 117th running of the race.

NewsCenter 5's Sean Kelly said the impact of the explosions could be felt blocks away.

The victims were being taken to Massachusetts General Hospital.
(wcvb)
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Butrflynet
 
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Reply Mon 15 Apr, 2013 01:21 pm
@jespah,
Can't get through to boston.com at the moment, too much traffic. CNN is streaming live.
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Region Philbis
 
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Reply Mon 15 Apr, 2013 01:23 pm

http://www.wcvb.com/image/view/-/19757342/medRes/2/-/maxh/460/maxw/620/-/c5n6o5z/-/Sean-Exposion-jpg.jpg
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jespah
 
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Reply Mon 15 Apr, 2013 01:23 pm
@jespah,
Here is more -
http://www.businessinsider.com/explosion-at-boston-marathon-2013-4
http://www.trbimg.com/img-516c5226/turbine/chi-boston-marathon-20130415/463/463x334

Thomas is not running it; Joe Nation is hurt and not running it, either.

Dammit, I just want to cry. Who the **** would try to ruin what has always been such a sweet event?
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Butrflynet
 
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Reply Mon 15 Apr, 2013 01:24 pm
Local live streaming

http://boston.cbslocal.com/2013-boston-marathon-finish-line/
Region Philbis
 
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Reply Mon 15 Apr, 2013 01:28 pm

injured runners...

http://i.imgur.com/MsBauJP.jpg
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jespah
 
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Reply Mon 15 Apr, 2013 01:29 pm
@Butrflynet,
Not working for me - as you can imagine, things are crawling here, 'netwise.

Globe is down; the Herald is, too.
Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Mon 15 Apr, 2013 01:31 pm
@jespah,
Terrible - we've been watching it on tv ...
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wandeljw
 
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Reply Mon 15 Apr, 2013 01:34 pm
Watching live reports. Boston A2Kers okay?
jespah
 
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Reply Mon 15 Apr, 2013 01:35 pm
God, it is a ******* war zone there. People are badly hurt.
http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/04/15/17764747-witnesses-2-explosions-heard-near-finish-line-of-boston-marathon?lite
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jespah
 
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Reply Mon 15 Apr, 2013 01:36 pm
@wandeljw,
Here and upset, but here. Thank you for asking.
 

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