Two explosions at Boston marathon finish line - video as it happened deaths serious injuries (let us all be hyper vigilant)

Submitted by Quest-News-Serv... on Mon, 04/15/2013 - 14:46.

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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jeff are you ok deaths serious injuries explosions at marathon

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Thanks Guy - finished before the blasts

 This is a situation where it looks like they did not have dogs sniffing for explosives.  A big screw up for the local security folks.   The Mass Bay Transit Authority has  dogs on the subway, and elsewhere on the transportation system, but the explosives at the Boston Marathon finish line were not sniffed.  

Crowds attract wackos - and we need our companion animal's noses to get to the bottom of this type of problem.  

But - I have to comment - and I probably sound pretty callous - and my comment is - that  many of the countries in which we, the United States of America - are doing our military thing - see much worse than this bomb job every day!    

Right now 5:04 pm, they are announcing on the local radio WBUR that cell phones service may be shut down to prevent other devices from being remotely detonated.  That's a problem.  When you need your communication, it is shut off.  Looks like another serious weakness...

Thank God I ran with my gun...

Just kidding, but I am not kidding about the fact that my cell phone is not able to function because the local cell system is overwhelmed.   Where are the regulations from the FCC which require a depth of cell channel supply?   This is a joke. 

If we really had any type of serious military situation - invasion -etc - our communications systems would be useless. 


BBC has video of first explosion

 You can view the video here

No cell phone in crisis-Jeff glad you are okay

  This is just another sad day for a country that refuses to address a Community Emergency Response system that protects communities.  Glad you are okay.