Skip to comments.12 dead, dozens more injured after two explosions rock Boston marathon finish line
Posted on 04/15/2013 1:08:50 PM PDT by LucianOfSamasota
BOSTON Two explosions shattered the euphoria of the Boston Marathon finish line on Monday, sending authorities out on the course to carry off the injured while the stragglers in the 26.2-mile trek from Hopkinton were rerouted away from the smoking site of the blasts.
A federal law-enforcement source told The Post there are at least 12 dead and twice as many injured. Fox News reported that Massachusetts General Hospital was treating 10 people with amputated limbs and all operating rooms were on hold.
Law-enforcement sources said at least the first explosion occurred in the lobby of the Fairmont Hotel.
"There were two bombs that exploded near the finish line in today's Boston Marathon," The Boston Marathon's official Facebook page read. "We are working with law enforcement to understand what exactly has happened."
This changes everything [in New York], one source told The Post. Everyones on high alert. Our marathon was canceled in November. Who knows if that changed someones plans?
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Usually on the onset of these tragic events - the count is lower than the final. I pray this is all there is.
they’re saying on tv that 2 were killed and 23 injured.. (though it’s hard to believe it was only 2 with the size and location of the explosion)
Explosions? Time for gun control.
Have they blamed white Christian Tea Party members yet?
it was the audience that got the most hurt.....
Prayers up. It’s also too damned late to start asking where the F was Janet Incompetano and the rest of her Department????
Heard on FNC, at least 10 derious injuries in emergency surgery at this point.
Makes me wonder what congress will pass and the president will sign this week while everyone is paying attention to this....
” Have they blamed white Christian Tea Party members yet?”
They will by late afternoon.
This is the only report I’ve seen with a body count that high. Not saying its wrong, I just haven’t seen it corroborated.
Prayers for the victims and that we get to bottom this quickly and respond.
Just heard on the radio the police claim to have found a 3rd unexploded bomb in the neighborhood.
Have they blamed white Christian Tea Party members yet?
Just wait for Chrissy Mayhem Matthews to get his panties in a knot. I’m sure that’s where he’ll start!
“Prayers up. Its also too damned late to start asking where the F was Janet Incompetano and the rest of her Department????”
At this point, what difference does it make?
Fox keeps saying 3 dead. 23 injured.
Pretty Much. I read on the main thread Shep Smith said the blasts contained shotgun shells.
Thats code for White Redneck NRA Lovin’ Bitter Clingers.
Terrible act of violence.
So will MSNBC say it’s the Tea Party or the Aryan Brotherhood?
I NEVER believe any reports like that, after all the “other” planes that were reported to still be flying around during 9-11.
I just read on a Twitter post “Boston PD is looking for the mailman who parked his truck on Boyleston Street. He has not returned to it and he is not among the casualties”
“Its also too damned late to start asking where the F was Janet Incompetano and the rest of her Department????”
Reading FR to identify domestic terrorists.
the Post may be off (have heard same thing on twitter, that they got the wrong number of fatals)
Fog of War situation. Just like with Newtown - early reports are just pulled outta nowhere.
This story could rehash itself 15 different ways between now and tomorrow.
Bottom line: Still prayers up for victims.
By tomorrow, the Dims will say it was a firecracker and ask for more gun control.
At the very least they need to register all my firearms. /s
Has Biden helicoptered in yet to stand in front of the yellow tape and urge Universal Background Checks?
Unfortunately it’s the logical conclusion to poor policy.
Dear God! My heart goes out to those runners and bystanders. My son is an avid marathoner. He’s a Marine stationed in Okinawa. Were he on the homeland, he would have loved to run in this.
“Boston PD is looking for the mailman who parked his truck on Boyleston Street. He has not returned to it and he is not among the casualties”
Obama wants you to flee islamophobia.
And turn in your guns.
This is all guess work, still a chance it is not even a bomb but natgas or electrical transformer. Not that this will stop the media from riding their hobby horses. I give it an hour before they have a Mark Potok on the air listing off the usual White MENace.
I hate the phuquin’ muslims .. and the bastard in the white house is one of ‘em.
Probably work place violence just like Ft. Hood was.
Ping. TM, too.
Saving us from old white nuns at airports by using their naked scanner.
Of course, 'rats will blame the tea party. But just ask yourself, who has a history of this kind of violence, the tea party, or Zero's pals?
Remember Faisal Shahzad, the Pakistani who tried to set off a couple of bombs in Times Square, NYC in 2010? Wanna bet this is something similar? America has let her guard down in recent years, and has been afraid of saying what everyone knows. Muslims are trying to kill us, and Islam-fascism is alive and well.
January 10, 2010
The State Department is planning to welcome thousands of immigrants from terror-watch list countries into the United States this year through a diversity visa lottery a giant legal loophole some lawmakers say is a serious national security threat that has gone unchecked for years. Ostensibly designed to increase ethnic diversity among immigrants, the program invites in thousands of poorly educated laborers with few job skills and thats only the beginning of its problems, according to lawmakers and government investigations.
what could go wrong?
DHS and their VIPER squad was probably inspecting some poor old ladie’s colostomy bag while trying to get on a bus.
Damn this government sucks bad!,
In fairness to her, if the plotters are even minimally competent (which is a big assumption for some), there is no way any law enforcement agency can find out about their schemes before they occur.
Boston Marathon qualifying times:
55-59 - 3hrs 40min - 4hrs 10min
IED’s come to the streets and roadways of the United States....
This was too co-ordinated to be mere “coincidence”, coming as it did in the home town of SecState Jean-Francois Kerre`.
Gas explosion, yeah, that’s it, that’s what happened.
Kim Jong Un got in a pre-emptive strike.
Or the Muslim Brotherhood.
true, these reporters love it, and the worse and gorier the better for them.
The Post reports there were relatives of the Newtown victims at the finish line.
How far is Fenway from the finish line, I know the Red Sox just finished their game there about two hours ago.
2 dead and are still in the triage tent..
WHOA! One suspicious devise was found under the grandstand.