Explosion rocks Boston Marathon

Competitors and race organizers were crying as they fled the chaos. Bloody spectators were being carried to the medical tent that had been set up to care for fatigued runners.
Associated Press
Apr 16, 2013

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.

"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."

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The Big Dog's back

How awful.

reporter54

there's something everyday. makes me want to go underground and hide.

Fromthe419

A real tragedy, prayers for those injured and killed.

JACKEL

Becareful where you pray.!May be Canada is looking good.Glad to hear Bozo said to help and not abandon the injured,like he and Hilly did the Zeals in Benghazi

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Prayers going out.

CNN is blaming Al Quida or "Right-Wing" extremists. Shameful.

Supposedly they have a 20 year old Saudi National in custody at a local Boston hospital.

bobshumway92

More work place violence Liar in Chief (Barack HUSSEIN Obama)?

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bobshumway92

Exactly! Then explain why your messiah keeps blaming Bush.

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VOTENO

This is the 3rd terror attack on U.S. soil under Oblamer's watch.

bobshumway92

Must be Bush's fault.

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bobshumway92

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VOTENO

Oblamer still blames Bush.

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asweetnessabove

Both of you GROW UP!

bobshumway92

NO!

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