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Old 04-15-2013, 03:30 PM   #1
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Developing situation in Boston. Is it terror or accidental? No one seems to be certain yet.
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Explosions at the Boston Marathon

There are two reported explosions, half a dozen confirmed injured at the moment.

Explosions rock Boston Marathon, several injured - CNN.com
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Fox News channel says at least 3 people dead (we'll see if the holds up)

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The explosions occurred just before 3 p.m. Video of the scene showed a number of emergency crews in the area tending to victims and blood on the ground near the finish line.
"I saw two explosions. The first one was beyond the finish line. I heard a loud bang and I saw smoke rising," Boston Herald reporter Chris Cassidy, who was running in the marathon, told the newspaper. "I kept running and I heard behind me a loud bang. It looked like it was in a trash can or something...There are people who have been hit with debris, people with bloody foreheads.”
A photographer with Fox affiliate WFXT reported seeing a number of victims with lost limbs.


Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/04/15...#ixzz2QYwKVixj
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there will be a lot of speculation

this marathon, was to honor Newtown School Victims

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Updated: April 11, 2013, 6:02 PM ET
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BOSTON -- The Boston Marathon is honoring the victims of the Newtown, Conn., shooting with a special mile marker in Monday's race.

Boston Athletic Association president Joanne Flaminio said there was "special significance" to the fact that the race is 26.2 miles long and 26 people died at Sandy Hook Elementary school.

Laura Nowacki, a spokeswoman for the Newtown Strong Fund, says the runners will hit Heartbreak Hill knowing it's nothing like the pain felt by the runners back home. She says, "It's just running, but we want our steps to count."

The mile marker that will hang at the end of the 26th mile will feature the city seal surrounded by 26 stars, one for each victim.

There also will be 26 seconds of silence at the start before the race.
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What the fuck. Awful.
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They're finding more devices and the bomb squads are setting up controlled explosions of them now.
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Fox News says 3 dead and 10 amputations.
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Boston PD officially reports two dead, 23 injured as of two minutes ago.
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While I'm against censorship of news media, I really wish there were things they'd not show out of respect and decency.
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They're finding more devices and the bomb squads are setting up controlled explosions of them now.
Not to possibly add to the misinformation, but I've heard they're detonating "suspicious packages" that aren't necessarily bombs, as a precaution. They could be people's abandoned backpacks
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While I'm against censorship of news media, I really wish there were things they'd not show out of respect and decency.
I think it's important not to sterilize the coverage. People should be sickened by this
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They're finding lots of suspicious packages, but the reports I saw specifically mentioned them finding incendiary devices. I'm also hearing parts of this on the police scanner.
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AP is reporting there were two "explosive" devices found that are currently being dismantled.

Boston Globe's war reporter David Abel says he was ten feet from the explosion and that it was the worst thing he's ever seen.
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Not to possibly add to the misinformation, but I've heard they're detonating "suspicious packages" that aren't necessarily bombs, as a precaution. They could be people's abandoned backpacks

I was going to post this, that is what they do.

and I imagine a lot of people decided to just leave, without personal belongings.
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Not looking forward to the conspiracy theories.
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