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Explosions go off at the Boston Marathon finish line

http://tracking.si.com/2013/04/15/ex...n-finish-line/

Two powerful explosions were detonated in quick succession right next to the Boston Marathon finish line hours after the 117th running of the marathon took place , reports the Boston Globe.

Multiple reports say that dozens have been injured. The Associated Press is reported that spectators heard two loud booms near the finish line inside the Fairmount Copley Plaza Hotel and that race officials locked down the hotel because of the report.
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Re: Explosions go off at the Boston Marathon finish line

This is bad.

Terrorist attack?
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http://news.yahoo.com/two-explosions...9876--spt.html
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Re: Explosions go off at the Boston Marathon finish line

Thoughts going out to all the injured.

Here's a photo from the finish line area.
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It's fairly graphic.
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Word of this is flying through the office right now. We had a lot of employees running but most have finished and checked in. So terrible.
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Re: Explosions go off at the Boston Marathon finish line

This is horrible. If there's any saving grace it's that (from the photo) it appears that there weren't as many people there as you might see at peak time (when the winners are coming in). The stands are nearly empty...of course, I don't know how soon after the explosions this was taken. Hopefully nobody was killed.
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Pretty sure I just saw video of someone with a piece of fence embedded in their head on CBS
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This raw footage is pretty graphic. I'm at work and it's on all of our monitors. I'm squeamish as hell but I keep watching, disturbing stuff.
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Any word yet as to what caused the explosions?
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A lot of blood on the street:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/0...n_3086665.html
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These news channels have to have one third of the screen covers with "breaking news"
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For fuck's sake man, why are there so many fucked up crazy people on this planet?
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Looks like a lot of injuries from the fencing and stands hitting them
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Re: Explosions go off at the Boston Marathon finish line

Live feed online:

http://www1.whdh.com/video/7newslive/
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Fox says there are at least three deaths so far.
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Fox says there are at least three deaths so far.
Horrible news.
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this world is full of cowards.... tough guys trying to make noise behind the scenes.... come out and fight like the warrior they think they are... dont give who they are fighting for... come out and fight face to face...
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Nothing really to add, just shaking my head right now. What's wrong with people?
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Wow, this is awful. One of my good friends and coworkers was running - fortunately he had finished and he is okay.
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To be fair, we should probably wait until someone confirms "bomb" before assuming we know what happened. The news people are being careful about that.

Horrible story, regardless.
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Sick to my stomach... stupid cowards.
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Wow, this is awful. One of my good friends and coworkers was running - fortunately he had finished and he is okay.
A friend of mine was also running, hoping to hear from her soon .
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Re: Explosions go off at the Boston Marathon finish line

As usual... the live news reporting is terrible with all sorts of misinformation. It will take a while before the details are sorted out. Right now it's just chaos.

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