Skip to comments.Terrorist Attack at Boston Marathon
Posted on 04/15/2013 12:06:50 PM PDT by Thane_Banquo
Mass casualty event at Boston Marathon. Reports of at least one explosion.
CNN just reported as well.
BOSTON Two explosions have been reported near the Boston Marathon finish line on Boylston Street, and there are reports of injuries.
Crews were sent to 617 Boylston St. at about 2:30 p.m. Witnesses said several victims lost limbs, and the area was being evacuated.
NewsCenter 5’s Sean Kelly said police were seen sprinting to the area.
NewsCenter 5 and WCVB.com will have more information when it becomes available.
Near the finish line grand stands sounds like.
Shep reporting from the AP:
Two explosions, from or near the Fairmont Copley Hotel
Two Booms, sounding like thunder
Race is ongoing, Boston Marathon.
Live video feed shows people lying on street, smoke from a store front?
Scaffolding around the Marathon finish line all over the place
Looks like terrorism to me..if it was some sort of underground explosion(Like a gas leak) would it explode twice? Seems very odd..prayers up to those injured..hearing there are limbs everywhere
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BOSTON (CBS) Several people have been hurt in two explosions near the Boston Marathon finish line.
It happened around 2:45 p.m. outside Marathon Sports on Boylston Street, according to WBZ-TVs Lis Hughes, who was near the scene covering the marathon.
There were two incredibly powerful explosions just seconds apart, according to Hughes.
Just got home, gettting ready to set up the Sean Hannity Show Thread.
missing limbs I hear??
Just more proof we need tighter gun laws. /< s>
And high capacity magazines. Those are REALLY bad.
Prayers to victims and families.
From Boston Globe’s Twitter feed:
Prayers for all injured.
The fireball looks pretty big, but smaller than what you would expect from Al Qaeda. Maybe a freelance jihadi.
Prayers for the victims.
Look closely at the photo in #6.
Lots of blood, good grief.
Good God. That photo will be vanishing down the memory hole in 3...2...1...
If only bombs and blowing people up were to be made illegal, think of the lives that could be saved! Come on, politicians, DO SOMETHING!!
Oh dear God! Prayers for all those injured and for the safety of all in the vicinity!!
That’s what I was thinking.
- “Oh my God they’re dead!” - audio on FNC
Boston - Boston - didn’t Boston have something to do with 911?
Terrible.....we really need to hunker down on criminals and foreighners coming into the country and their influence here.
But, they aren’t going to stop the flood no matter how many people die...if 9/11 didn’t close our borders this sure isn’t going to...expect many more when ever crowds meet...these creeps love to kill!
See pic at #6, lots of blood.
Since there doesn’t seem to be structural damage(At least from what I have seen) it could have been a small device used..like those used in Israel by Hamas..have we been hit again? All done on Obama’s watch!
Looks like where the VIPs would be sitting....
Even running isn’t safe any more?
Religion of peace again, or who?
I noticed that too, grenade or antipersonnel maybe
a booby trapped bicycle, the cars were all cleared from
Will be following this closely.
He was probably too busy watching the Masters to read his intelligence reports showing an attack was likely.
Sucks prayers to those hurt.
Another blue city attacked.
Let’s use he red bloods from fly over country to defend them.
It can’t be too bad - only two threads on FR!
“Religion of peace again, or who?”
Obama and Holder will focus on elderly, white, Christian Sunday school teachers.
Who would want to kill a VIP of a marathon?
That’s where Atta and the others boarded....
blood all over is right.... I tuned in a Boston internet station and they said missing limbs but only once
CNN on line is also broadcasting this here:
The plume on that explosion was huge!
Men in military style uniforms already on the street. That was fast.
Someone who wanted to terrorize. The Boston Marathon is a big deal overseas.
Is that a guy on the roof in post #8?
Don’t know if they are connected or not, but minutes before the explosion North Korea said through their KCNA news service that they will start military actions immediately.
Patriot’s Day and the anniversary of Israel’s founding.
Coincidence? I think not.
Prayers up for all involved :(
Considering North Korea held a marathon to celebrate their deceased dear leader today, would it be a wild stretch to wonder if they were somehow involved in this?
OMG, FOX just showed a guy missing his leg with just a bone. Someone there said windows blown out and three people dead at wherever he’d been.
Prayers for all.
Sadly, I bet they will trot out “militias” or “Huttaree” or “white supremacists” before they reluctantly turn attention to the RoP.
Gents, I gotta wonder if this is Al-Q’s way of sending a message. Multiple devices, right near a lot of folks. Only wonder is it didn’t cause more casualties, or are things early?
Reminds me of Tel Aviv when Hamas brings in small explosives or has people blow themselves up..no evidence that this was a suicide bomber but probably someone just threw a bomb or left something that had a detonator and pressed the button when ready