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BOSTON -- Two explosions at the finish line of the Boston Marathon have resulted in injuries.
Bloody spectators were being carried Monday to the medical tent that had been set up to care for fatigued runners. Police wove through competitors as they ran back toward the course.
"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 explosion could be heard a few seconds later.
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willywonka137 wrote: hopefully just ppl injured and no one dead. Car bombs? any idea what caused it?
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VikesDominate wrote: Never go go public areas with a lot of people and little security. Something like that is too spread out to ever really secure. They are always a target.
Posted: 4/15/2013 3:04 PM
SpenceTheGreat wrote: One explosion - could be an accident.Two explosions? Probably terrorists
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Posted: 4/15/2013 3:05 PM
sockersfc09 wrote: Tax day and in Boston, more likely a domestic terrorist than foreign.
Posted: 4/15/2013 3:07 PM
bigbone062 wrote: VikesDominate wrote: Never go go public areas with a lot of people and little security. Something like that is too spread out to ever really secure. They are always a target.Not trying to be snarky, but this was at the finish line of one of the most prestigious races in the world, there are literally law enforcement officials every couple of feet.
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jimmyinsd wrote: wildass speculation,, but a perfectly viable scenario.sockersfc09 wrote: Tax day and in Boston, more likely a domestic terrorist than foreign.
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VikesDominate wrote: There may be cops standing around but I doubt they were doing a serious search of everyone. Crowded places attract the wrong kind of attention these days.
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Posted: 4/15/2013 3:22 PM