Live blog: Bombings at the Boston Marathon


  • Andrew Tran, Boston.com 4/15/2013 8:00:29 PM

    Ambulance unloading at Boston Medical Center.

  • Catherine Cloutier, Your... 4/15/2013 8:00:31 PM

    Runners waiting to be picked up at Centre and Comm Ave in Newton. Photo from Globe's Leslie Anderson.

  • Teresa Hanafin 4/15/2013 8:00:44 PM
    Police have found an unexploded device and will have a controlled explosion within one minute near 600 Boylston across from the Boston Public Library.
  • RT @BGlobeSports: Photo from our John Tlumacki of explosion on #BoylstonSt #BostonMarathon http://pbs.twimg.com/media/BH6um1xCYAMZNQh.jpg

  • RT @TheDrewStarr: I am leaving my building to go help pass out food @ElPelonTaqueria in fenway.
  • RT @Tori_Bedford: Cell phones not working, confirmed third detonation on comm. Ave @universalhub
  • anne.steele 4/15/2013 8:01:57 PM

    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

  • RT @USNationalGuard: The Massachusetts #NationalGuard has more than 460 Guard members on scene in support of the Boston Marathon.
  • RT @brm90: People streaming across Mass Ave bridge.
  • laura.gomez 4/15/2013 8:02:44 PM

    Police continue to move everyone back away from Copley Sq.

    — The Berkeley Beacon (@BeaconUpdate) April 15, 2013

  • christina.jedra 4/15/2013 8:03:08 PM

    22 injured. 2 dead #tweetfromthebeat via @cherylfiandaca

    — Boston Police Dept. (@Boston_Police) April 15, 2013

  • anne.steele 4/15/2013 8:03:42 PM

    People streaming across Mass Ave bridge.

    — Bruce Mendelsohn (@brm90) April 15, 2013

  • christina.jedra 4/15/2013 8:03:48 PM
    Emerson College is on lockdown
  • Gary Dzen, Boston.com 4/15/2013 8:04:20 PM

    Talked to a volunteer in the lobby who said lanyards were being used by first responders as tourniquets. Good god.

    — Chad Finn (@GlobeChadFinn) April 15, 2013

  • anne.steele 4/15/2013 8:05:39 PM

    Police react in aftermath of explosion #bostonmarathon #boylstonst (John Tlumacki photo) twitter.com/BGlobeSports/s…

    — Boston Globe Sports (@BGlobeSports) April 15, 2013

  • christina.jedra 4/15/2013 8:06:08 PM
    Photos from the scene via USA Today: www.usatoday.com
  • Teresa Hanafin 4/15/2013 8:06:10 PM
    Boston Police are sending marathoners who hadn't finished the course to the Common.
  • Update 23 injuries 2 dead #tweetfromthebeat
  • laura.gomez 4/15/2013 8:06:51 PM

    “The race is over. There is no alternate finish” just announced.

    — The Berkeley Beacon (@BeaconUpdate) April 15, 2013

  • Catherine Cloutier, Your... 4/15/2013 8:07:47 PM

    The closest we can now get is Boylston and Berkeley St. twitter.com/BeaconUpdate/s…

    — The Berkeley Beacon (@BeaconUpdate) April 15, 2013

  • laura.gomez 4/15/2013 8:09:10 PM

    Now an ocean of Boston Marathon runners on Comm Ave median and south side of street moving from Kenmore toward Public Garden (4:07).

    — Chris Faraone (@Fara1) April 15, 2013

  • Fire declared all out at JFK Library, but bomb squad still requested
  • anne.steele 4/15/2013 8:11:09 PM

    RT @ktkjohnston: FAA is issuing a temporary flight restriction over Copley Square. More details to come.

    — Boston Globe Sports (@BGlobeSports) April 15, 2013

  • Catherine Cloutier, Your... 4/15/2013 8:11:15 PM

    BREAKING: Small homemade bomb is preliminary cause of explosion at Boston Marathon, law enforcement officials tell NBC News

    — NBC Nightly News (@nbcnightlynews) April 15, 2013

  • anne.steele 4/15/2013 8:11:27 PM

    Fine. Reporting. I was 10 feet from explosion. Shaken up. But not a scratch. Worst thing I ever saw.

    — David Abel (@davabel) April 15, 2013

  • laura.gomez 4/15/2013 8:11:36 PM

    White House statement on #BostonMarathon explosions:trib.al/iL2IBmo

    — GuardianUS (@GuardianUS) April 15, 2013

  • anne.steele 4/15/2013 8:12:14 PM

    Thousands of marathoners walking by twitter.com/RadioBDC/statu…

    — RadioBDC (@RadioBDC) April 15, 2013

  • laura.gomez 4/15/2013 8:13:02 PM

    They are bringing back runners who had been held at Mass Ave. are coming down Berkley.

    — Deirdre Fernandes (@fernandesglobe) April 15, 2013

  • RT @nypost: Fox News reports Massachusetts General Hospital treating 10 people with amputated limbs http://nyp.st/YLvT0I #BostonMarathon
  • anne.steele 4/15/2013 8:13:36 PM

    RT @mbtatransitpd: If you see anything suspicious please cal 617-222-1212 or our SeeSay app.

    — Colin A. Young (@ColinAYoung) April 15, 2013

  • christina.jedra 4/15/2013 8:13:44 PM

    Runners coming back. Some anxious families waiting will be relieved. twitter.com/fernandesglobe…

    — Deirdre Fernandes (@fernandesglobe) April 15, 2013

  • Runners are walking down Comm Ave, parallel to what should be their finish line, all looking shocked and bewildered.
  • anne.steele 4/15/2013 8:13:59 PM

    If you're in Boston and can donate blood, here are the locations... RedCrossBlood.org/MA #BostonMarathon

    — Jonah Lupton (@JonahLupton) April 15, 2013

  • In reaction to Boston explosions, extra security precautions are being taken in New York City and near the White House.
  • RT @keyc: CBS News: White House says President has been notified of the explosions at the Boston Marathon.
  • My phone is at 10 percent attempting to find a charge
  • Ron Agrella, Editor 4/15/2013 8:14:38 PM
    Many Twitter users are using the hashtag #prayforboston now on Twitter to express their shock and disbelief.
  • RT @dryanshea: @universalhub NBC is reporting that police have told them it was an IED. http://Boston.com and others are retweeting.
  • RT @ASE: According to @NYPost who are sourcing a Federal Law Enforcement Source at least 12 dead in #BostonMarathon explosion.
  • laura.gomez 4/15/2013 8:15:31 PM

    We are currently in contact with Federal, State and City Officials.

    — Deval Patrick (@MassGovernor) April 15, 2013

  • Runners East of Massachusetts Avenue directed to Boston Common.
    Runners West of Massachusetts Avenue directed to Kenmore Square.
  • christina.jedra 4/15/2013 8:15:48 PM

    Pennsylvania Ave. outside White House being taped off by police. @usatoday twitter.com/alangomez/stat…

    — Alan Gomez (@alangomez) April 15, 2013

  • Zuri Berry 4/15/2013 8:15:49 PM
  • Ron Agrella, Editor 4/15/2013 8:16:04 PM
    CNN reporting 2 dead and 28 injured now. It may be hours before we have an exact toll.
  • laura.gomez 4/15/2013 8:16:10 PM

    Runners East of Massachusetts Avenue directed to Boston Common.Runners West of Massachusetts Avenue directed to Kenmore Square.

    — MEMA (@MassEMA) April 15, 2013

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