Via Computer World: A fixed camera captured the moment two explosions rocked the finish line of today's Boston Marathon.
MARATHON EXPLOSIONS: Boston hospitals report more than 100 being treated after Marathon explosions.— The Boston Globe (@BostonGlobe) April 15, 2013
Incredible video of the explosions as they happened from Boston.com
Cellphone service shut down in Boston to prevent remote detonations of explosives, official says: apne.ws/ZwBMKb -CC— The Associated Press (@AP) April 15, 2013
Marathoners picking up their possessions at Bolston & Berkeley. twitter.com/taylordobbs/st…— Taylor Dobbs (@taylordobbs) April 15, 2013
Police may continue blowing things up (controled explosions) in next couple of hours.
From the Boston police department:
Police stabilizing situation -checking packages #tweetfromthebeat— Cheryl Fiandaca (@CherylFiandaca) April 15, 2013
#Bruins game vs. Ottawa has been postponed— The Boston Globe (@BostonGlobe) April 15, 2013
More from the Boston press conference:
A third incident at JFK library. Not certain related- but BPD treating like they are #tweetfromthebeat— Cheryl Fiandaca (@CherylFiandaca) April 15, 2013
Edward Davis, Boston Police Commissioner, says the blasts occurred 50 to 100 yards apart. Multiple casualties. All victims been removed from scene. Sent officers to hospitals to be in touch with family members and possible witnesses. Immediately activated system of resposnse that the commonwealth of Massachusettes has in place.
First calls were to FBI and state police.
There is a third incident, an explosion at the JFK Library. But authorities are not certain incidents are related. Recommending people stay home.
Anyone with informatio
The FAA has imposed a no-fly zone over the site of the Boston Marathon explosions.
Register here to find loved ones. Also - make sure they know you're safe. redcross.org/find-help— RedCrossEasternMA (@RedCrossEastMA) April 15, 2013
The White House says President Obama has called Boston Mayor Tom Menino and Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and told them his administration would provide whatever assistance is necessary in the investigation and response.
Police telling people on scene of Boston Marathon #explosions to not use cell phones because could set off other devices— ABC News (@ABC) April 15, 2013
Families with signs hoping to find their runners twitter.com/megansarahj/st…— Megan Johnson (@megansarahj) April 15, 2013
News conference in 15 minutes Westin Hotel #tweetfromthebeat— Cheryl Fiandaca (@CherylFiandaca) April 15, 2013
BREAKING: Multiple explosive devices found, at least 2 which exploded, officials tell NBC News— NBC Nightly News (@nbcnightlynews) April 15, 2013
BREAKING NEWS: Police getting multiple reports of unexploded devices around Boston— The Boston Globe (@BostonGlobe) April 15, 2013
Runners reuniting with family on Berkeley st by back bay hotel. Lots of oh Thank gods. twitter.com/megansarahj/st…
— Megan Johnson (@megansarahj) April 15, 2013
The New York Times just published a very useful graphic of the explosion locations.
Meanwhile, New York City is stepping up security at various locations in response to the blasts in Boston.
NYPD is stepping up security at hotels and prominent locations in NYC until more is known about #BostonMarathon.— NYC Mayor's Office (@NYCMayorsOffice) April 15, 2013
At least one college in the Boston area is sending out alerts to its students.
Explosions reported at Boston Marathon Finish Line. Please stay away from Copley Square area. Please remain on campus until further notice.— Emerson College (@EmersonCollege) April 15, 2013
Runners emerging from Comm. Ave. tunnel. They're telling me they won't be allowed to finish. Spectators applaud. twitter.com/taylordobbs/st…— Taylor Dobbs (@taylordobbs) April 15, 2013
More pictures of the aftermath from Twitter.
In a post on Facebook, Boston marathon says: "There were two bombs that exploded near the finish line in today's Boston Marathon. We are working with law enforcemen
Boston police say 2 are dead and 23 were injured by the explosions.
Update 23 injuries2 dead #tweetfromthebeat— Cheryl Fiandaca (@CherylFiandaca) April 15, 2013
A spokeswoman for Massachusetts General Hospital said four patients were being treated there.
A New York City Police Department spokesman said the city has stepped up security around landmarks in Manhattan, including near prominent hotels, in response to the blast.
Here are some early pictures and video of the explosions.
Explosion at coply twitter.com/Boston_to_a_T/…— Boston to a T (@Boston_to_a_T) April 15, 2013