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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4shizzle

LOL !

bobshumway92

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4shizzle

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bobshumway92

Oh, the left doesn't show hate. You're right.

4shizzle

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bobshumway92

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4shizzle

LOL !!!

Grow up bobshumway92

bobshumway92

LOL !!!

Grow up 4shizzle

4shizzle

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bobshumway92

Monkey see monkey do ---4shizzle?

4shizzle

Yours doesn't rhyme.

bobshumway92

Yours doesn't rhyme.

4shizzle

Your move.

bobshumway92

Your move.

4shizzle

checkmate

bobshumway92

checkmate

4shizzle

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The Bizness

Yes he did, read the transcripts.

bobshumway92

I watched the press conference live and just went back and read the transcript. He did NOT call this an act of terror. Know what you are talking about before spouting off.

bobshumway92

He said "The events in Boston". Look it up.

The Bizness

You are correct. My bad. I was looking at something else and he did say it at a later moment.

I don't really get why that matters though?

arnmcrmn

He will probably blame some 2 year old youtube video within the coming days.

VOTENO

Who is Oblamer going to blame this time? Bush? Sequester? House Republicans?

4shizzle

Stop being stupid, VOTENO

bobshumway92

Stop being naive.

4shizzle

Stop being stupid

bobshumway92

Stop being stupid.

West

Commensense should tell the government that these horrific attacks were probably carried out by the same group of terrorist that masterminded the hijacking of the planes from Boston on 9/11/01. Think about it!

tk

What a shame that people can't make a rational comment on something so tragic.

VOTENO

Being the 3rd terror attack on U.S. soil during Oblamer's watch, it will be interesting to see how he responds.

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