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 Post subject: Explosions at Boston Marathon finish line
PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2013 2:27 pm 
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http://deadspin.com/explosions-reported-at-the-boston-marathon-473008941?utm_campaign=socialflow_deadspin_facebook&utm_source=deadspin_facebook&utm_medium=socialflow


This is sounding more and more horrifying as the news comes in.


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 Post subject: Re: Explosions at Boston Marathon finish line
PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2013 2:31 pm 
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2013 2:32 pm 
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Now they are saying "devices" so this was deliberate.

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 Post subject: Re: Explosions at Boston Marathon finish line
PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2013 2:32 pm 
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Its horrible. They are reporting severe injuries with people losing limbs and a lot of blood at the scene. If this is terrorism, whoever did this, planned it to get the most amount of people which is so very sick. http://live.boston.com/Event/2013_Bosto ... _live_blog

Just fyi, before clicking the link in the OP, be prepared that there is a lot of blood visible.

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 Post subject: Re: Explosions at Boston Marathon finish line
PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2013 2:37 pm 
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jesus, i just got home from work and turned on the tv and they are showing all these people covered in blood being rushed to ambulances. :(

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 Post subject: Re: Explosions at Boston Marathon finish line
PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2013 2:37 pm 
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They are reporting that 3 people have died.

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 Post subject: Re: Explosions at Boston Marathon finish line
PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2013 2:37 pm 
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From what I've heard it was pipe bombs, but we don't know any more than anyone else.

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 Post subject: Re: Explosions at Boston Marathon finish line
PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2013 2:41 pm 
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Yeah, I haven't heard anything about devices. Where are you seeing that?

...oh, CNN has eyewitnesses identifying "packages" or "bags." Okay.

I used to walk to work by there every day.

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 Post subject: Re: Explosions at Boston Marathon finish line
PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2013 2:53 pm 
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fork. I've had the tv off, so this is the first I've heard. So horrible.


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 Post subject: Re: Explosions at Boston Marathon finish line
PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2013 3:00 pm 
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I would walk by this area ALL of the time. It's so weird to see these photos. I keep typing stuff and erasing it. I don't even know what to say. I just want everyone to pull through. I'm waiting to hear from my friends.

They're reporting that the police found a third device and detonated it. They're sending in buses and shuttles to the area to take people home.

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 Post subject: Re: Explosions at Boston Marathon finish line
PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2013 3:02 pm 
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I just saw on Tumblr and thought (hoped) it was an internet prank. I hope Bostom PPKers are safe!

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desperately sad, we live in a crazy messed up world

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 Post subject: Re: Explosions at Boston Marathon finish line
PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2013 3:05 pm 
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I hope all Boston PPKers will check in...so scary.

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 Post subject: Re: Explosions at Boston Marathon finish line
PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2013 3:08 pm 
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They keep finding new bombs. ATF officers just detonated a third one. They are warning people to stay away from garbage cans

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 Post subject: Re: Explosions at Boston Marathon finish line
PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2013 3:12 pm 
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They found more bombs: http://www.theverge.com/2013/4/15/42277 ... inish-line

ETA: Tofulish beat me to it! I'm also reading on Tumblr to stay away from the UMASS library and JFK library.

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 Post subject: Re: Explosions at Boston Marathon finish line
PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2013 3:13 pm 
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What do you mean "keep finding?" a total of three or they have now denoted three that are other than the two explosions and the one ther?

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 Post subject: Re: Explosions at Boston Marathon finish line
PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2013 3:18 pm 
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I don't even know what to say. This is so awful.

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 Post subject: Re: Explosions at Boston Marathon finish line
PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2013 3:18 pm 
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They've detonated 3 and the news reports that they have found several "devices."
http://bostonherald.com/news_opinion/lo ... lasts_rock

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 Post subject: Re: Explosions at Boston Marathon finish line
PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2013 3:22 pm 
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pi was there, she hasn't checked in yet. [edit she's fine]
b.vicious and melomeals are okay

erinwyso hasn't checked in, but i don't know if she was there.

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 Post subject: Re: Explosions at Boston Marathon finish line
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Tofulish wrote:
They've detonated 3 and the news reports that they have found several "devices."
http://bostonherald.com/news_opinion/lo ... lasts_rock


Thanks. News reports are really all over the place.

I'm getting chills just thinking that it seems we got "lucky" that most of them didn't denote.

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 Post subject: Re: Explosions at Boston Marathon finish line
PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2013 3:28 pm 
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If anyone is trying to stay up to date but feel triggered by the gory photos, the Boston Globe is tweeting updates: https://twitter.com/BostonGlobe

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 Post subject: Re: Explosions at Boston Marathon finish line
PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2013 3:31 pm 
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I keep trying to think of things to say, but can't come up with anything. This is our little town—I can't imagine anything like this happening particularly in a specific area of the city where I spent huge portions of my teenage years.

WBUR is reporting live by radio if anyone can't do video: http://www.wbur.org/listen/live

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 Post subject: Re: Explosions at Boston Marathon finish line
PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2013 3:33 pm 
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I don't even know what to say. This is so awful.

This.

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 Post subject: Re: Explosions at Boston Marathon finish line
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NDPittman works near there and she's checked in and said she's okay. Her office was closed and she's on her way home.

They've reported they found one or two more bombs.

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 Post subject: Re: Explosions at Boston Marathon finish line
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The third explosion (at JFK library) wasn't done by police, it was a third bomb. :(

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