Boston Marathon hit by explosions



  • Boston Marathon hit by explosions NEW

    Two explosions at the finish line of the Boston Marathon are reported to have left people injured.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-22160691



  • 2202: On the possibly the explosions were a terrorist attack, Mr Davis says: "You can draw your own conclusion."

    2202: There had been no warnings or intelligence suggesting this might happen before the race, Mr Davis says.

    2202: Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick says: "We are asking that people stay out of crowds and calmly make their way home or to a hotel."

    2201: The FBI and other federal agencies are aiding in the investigations, officials say.

    2200: Ed Davis, Boston's commissioner of police, adds: "People should be calm but understand that this is an ongoing event and we need all the information available to us."

    2159: "Bags and parcels" left behind by evacuating runners are all being treated as "possible incendiary devices", Boston police say.

    2158: Boston officials say there has been a "third incident" at the JFK Library but are not sure if it is related to the two other explosions.

    2156: US Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano says she is directing her agency to provide "whatever assistance" is necessary in the wake of the explosions.

    2154: Pictures on Twitter show casualties lying on the pavement on Boylston Street and debris blowing around them. Another photograph appeared to show participants running down the street at the moment an explosion created a fireball.

    2153: The marathon attracts huge numbers of spectators and this year's race had about 25,000 registered runners, with about 374 from the UK.

    2152: Mario Cacciottolo adds: "Small groups of runners and their supporters are huddling together, pooling information and trying to find out just what has happened."

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    2204: The Boston Bruins hockey game against the Ottawa Senators has been cancelled, the Boston Globe reports.

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    Police Commissioner Ed Davis says the next briefing will take place in two hours' time.

    2202: On the possibly the explosions were a terrorist attack, Mr Davis says: "You can draw your own conclusion."

    2202: There had been no warnings or intelligence suggesting this might happen before the race, Mr Davis says.

    2202: Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick says: "We are asking that people stay out of crowds and calmly make their way home or to a hotel."

    2201: The FBI and other federal agencies are aiding in the investigations, officials say.

    2200: Ed Davis, Boston's commissioner of police, adds: "People should be calm but understand that this is an ongoing event and we need all the information available to us."

    2159: "Bags and parcels" left behind by evacuating runners are all being treated as "possible incendiary devices", Boston police say.

    2158: Boston officials say there has been a "third incident" at the JFK Library but are not sure if it is related to the two other explosions.

    2157:

    Ambulances line the streets in Boston

    2156: US Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano says she is directing her agency to provide "whatever assistance" is necessary in the wake of the explosions.

    2154: Pictures on Twitter show casualties lying on the pavement on Boylston Street and debris blowing around them. Another photograph appeared to show participants running down the street at the moment an explosion created a fireball.

    2153: The marathon attracts huge numbers of spectators and this year's race had about 25,000 registered runners, with about 374 from the UK.

    2152: Mario Cacciottolo adds: "Small groups of runners and their supporters are huddling together, pooling information and trying to find out just what has happened."

    2152: Ed Davis, Boston's commissioner of police, says the explosions occurred at 14:0 EDT. He says simultaneous explosions occurred 50-100 yards apart. All casualties have been removed from the scene he says.

    2152: Mario Cacciottolo, BBC News, Boston says: "The music turned off and the mood changed quickly. Every other person turned to their mobile phone to reassure loved ones, and while the sun continues to shine, the crowds have dissipated fast and police are everywhere."

    2149: Mario Cacciottolo, BBC News, Boston says there was a carnival-like atmosphere in Boston's Washington Square as the race ended but the mood quickly changed as news of the explosion filtered through.

    "The crowds have dissipated fast and police are everywhere."

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    2204: The Boston Bruins hockey game against the Ottawa Senators has been cancelled, the Boston Globe reports.

    2203:

    Police Commissioner Ed Davis says the next briefing will take place in two hours' time.

    2202: On the possibly the explosions were a terrorist attack, Mr Davis says: "You can draw your own conclusion."

    2202: There had been no warnings or intelligence suggesting this might happen before the race, Mr Davis says.

    2202: Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick says: "We are asking that people stay out of crowds and calmly make their way home or to a hotel."

    2201: The FBI and other federal agencies are aiding in the investigations, officials say.

    2200: Ed Davis, Boston's commissioner of police, adds: "People should be calm but understand that this is an ongoing event and we need all the information available to us."

    2159: "Bags and parcels" left behind by evacuating runners are all being treated as "possible incendiary devices", Boston police say.

    2158: Boston officials say there has been a "third incident" at the JFK Library but are not sure if it is related to the two other explosions.

    2157:

    Ambulances line the streets in Boston

    2156: US Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano says she is directing her agency to provide "whatever assistance" is necessary in the wake of the explosions.

    2154: Pictures on Twitter show casualties lying on the pavement on Boylston Street and debris blowing around them. Another photograph appeared to show participants running down the street at the moment an explosion created a fireball.

    2153: The marathon attracts huge numbers of spectators and this year's race had about 25,000 registered runners, with about 374 from the UK.

    2152: Mario Cacciottolo adds: "Small groups of runners and their supporters are huddling together, pooling information and trying to find out just what has happened."

    2152: Ed Davis, Boston's commissioner of police, says the explosions occurred at 14:0 EDT. He says simultaneous explosions occurred 50-100 yards apart. All casualties have been removed from the scene he says.

    2152: Mario Cacciottolo, BBC News, Boston says: "The music turned off and the mood changed quickly. Every other person turned to their mobile phone to reassure loved ones, and while the sun continues to shine, the crowds have dissipated fast and police are everywhere."

    2149: Mario Cacciottolo, BBC News, Boston says there was a carnival-like atmosphere in Boston's Washington Square as the race ended but the mood quickly changed as news of the explosion filtered through.

    "The crowds have dissipated fast and police are everywhere."

    2143: A witness wrapped in a Mylar blanket tells ABC News he saw "the garbage can explode"

    2142: The BBC has collected photos from the aftermath of the Boston Marathon explosions this afternoon

    2141: Cheryl Fiandaca Boston Police Department public information chief tweets: Boston Police looking for video of the finish line

    2138: Vice-President Joe Biden was on a conference call with gun control activists when aides turned on television to see the news.

    "Our prayers are with those in Boston," Mr Biden said.

    2138: The New York Times has produced this graphic showing the locations of the explosions, which it reports went off less than ten seconds apart.

    2137: Runners who had not finished the race were diverted straight down Commonwealth Avenue and into a family meeting area, according to an emergency plan that had been in place.

    2133: Boston's transport authority says it is closing some of the subway lines in the city.

    2133: A White House official said Obama was notified of the incident about 15:00 EDT (19:00 GMT) and was briefed by homeland security adviser Lisa Monaco and other senior aides in the Oval Office.

    2132: President Barack Obama has called Boston Mayor Tom Menino and Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick to offer assistance.

    2130: Local ABC reporter Liam Martin tweets: "Director of emergency services at Mass General describes injuries as "from a war zone"

    2130: Cherie Falgoust was waiting for her husband, who was running the race. She tells AP: "I was expecting my husband any minute. 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."

    2129: US paralympian Tatyana McFadden, who won the women's wheelchair race, tweets: "I'm okay my family and teammates are okay. Please please pray for those who were running and got hit by the bomb. Pray 4 family's-friends."



  • "Investigators have a suspect — a Saudi Arabian national — in the horrific Boston Marathon bombings, The Post has learned.

    Law enforcement sources said the 20-year-old suspect was under guard at an undisclosed Boston hospital.

    It was not immediately clear why the man was hospitalized and whether he was injured in the attack or in his apprehension."

    New York Post





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    لکھ دی لعنت دھماکہ کرنے والوں پر

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    لا لاں جوتی تے پا لاں لمبیاں

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    :) :)



  • It is sad that some people are more interested in highlighting the nationality of the suspect rather than showing some concern about the victims. Sad indeed.



  • So which country they are going to attack now? Or whch country they are going to blame?



  • 2 dead and it is major news, while over 50 died in Iraq today due to terrorist attacks.

    Does value of life depend on who you are?



  • ^^^ My sympathies are with N Korea.



  • It is also sad where some people are more interested to twist this sad incident into a Conspiracy.



  • Javed Sheikh

    "Investigators have a suspect — a Saudi Arabian national — in the horrific Boston Marathon bombings, The Post has learned.

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    صدر بارک اوبامہ نے قوم سے خطاب میں کہا ہے کہ ابھی پتہ نہیں چل سکا ہے کہ اس دھماکوں میں کون ملوث ہیں؟

    ہمارے لبرلزم کے ماموؤں کو پتہ بھی چل گیا ہے کہ سعودی عرب کے لوگ ملوث ہیں



  • Perhaps the member can give reference to any post in this thread suggesting a Consipiracy. I have failed to spot one so far.



  • A burned Saudi college student, who is recovering in a local hospital, is a person of interest but not a suspect. Authorities searched his upscale appartment in Boston overnight and took some items away. I noticed that US TV channels were broadcasting live interviews of the victims today from hospital.

    Question: Why an Arab channel such as Al-Jazeera is not interviewing this Saudi student?

    No significant leads so far. Experts say it may be a home grown stuffer.



  • It seems a conspiracy of PMLN ....



  • "Perhaps the member can give reference to any post in this thread suggesting a Consipiracy. I have failed to spot one so far."

    I guess the respectable blogger failed to smell the smoke from this blog:

    "My sympathies are with N Korea."



  • bomb boston main phata hay aftershocks pakistan main mehsous hoon gaay.



  • Mass killings is mass killings to be condemned but

    The mass killings of very young children at Sandy Hook was much more devastating and much more tragic but the incident was NEVER refered to as Terrorist incident and no special coverage was given like we aww for this marothon incident.

    Pharoanic media has its own agenda.



  • Latest:

    The saudi student apartment was searched and nothing found. The search has ended. The agencies asked people not to come to conclusions about nationality as they are working on several other leads.



  • juttjee420

    bomb boston main phata hay aftershocks pakistan main mehsous hoon gaay.

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    بم بوسٹن میں پھٹا ہے اور اس فورم پر لبرلز کی پھٹی پڑی ہے

    کیا کسی لبرلزم کے مامے کو تین دن پہلے ان معصوم اور بے گناہ بچوں کو مارنے پر بھی افسوس ہوا تھا؟

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  • One of the two suspects killed in a shoot out near MIT. Manhunt underway in a town west of Cambridge, Massachusetts.

    Media started calling the whole event as terrorist attack as soon as the suspects (now terrorists) identified as of Chechen origin.

    Complete Boston area is in a lockdown situation. All schools, transportation, offices and business closed.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/massive-police-operation-under-way-in-boston/2013/04/19/979ec6dc-a8c6-11e2-a8e2-5b98cb59187f_story.html