Live blog: Bombings at the Boston Marathon


  • laura.gomez 4/15/2013 8:16:54 PM

    Outside MGH: Head of emergency medicine says 19 have been brought to MGH, six critically injured, some with amputations.

    — Cynthia Needham (@globecynthia) April 15, 2013

  • christina.jedra 4/15/2013 8:16:57 PM

    #Breaking: The FAA has issued a Temporary flight restriction over the area of explosion. Effective immediately 1.usa.gov/1376Kjv

    — ABC News (@ABC) April 15, 2013

  • laura.gomez 4/15/2013 8:17:39 PM

    CNN reporting 2 dead and 28 injured now. It may be hours before we have an exact toll.

    — Ronald Agrella (@RonAgrella) April 15, 2013

  • anne.steele 4/15/2013 8:17:49 PM

    RT @billy_baker: Runners are walking down Comm Ave, parallel to what should be their finish line, all looking shocked and bewildered.

    — The Boston Globe (@BostonGlobe) April 15, 2013

  • Reports: multiple amputations at MGH, at least 19 patients
  • laura.gomez 4/15/2013 8:18:15 PM

    Traffic Alert: Boston- I-90 East Exit 22 to Copley Sq and Huntington Av remain closed by @massstatepolice.

    — Mass. Transportation (@MassDOT) April 15, 2013

  • anne.steele 4/15/2013 8:18:19 PM

    CNN reporting 2 dead and 28 injured now. It may be hours before we have an exact toll.

    — Ronald Agrella (@RonAgrella) April 15, 2013

  • christina.jedra 4/15/2013 8:18:29 PM

    Governor Patrick's spokesperson says the Governor is at the State House and is in touch with city and federal authorities #mapoli #wbz

    — Karen Anderson (@karenreports) April 15, 2013

  • Confusion and rumor are everywhere. No one seems to know what to do. Lots of hugging and crying.
  • Teresa Hanafin 4/15/2013 8:19:37 PM
    Channel 5 is reporting that Boston Police are treating Boylston Street as a crime scene.
  • christina.jedra 4/15/2013 8:19:46 PM

    .@nytimes mapped out where the explosions happened in Boston: (nyti.ms/12gckh2) twitter.com/digg/status/32…

    — Digg (@digg) April 15, 2013

  • RT @polarisnorth: Hey, guys, consider checking in with the Red Cross "Safe and Well" resource: t.co @universalhub
  • laura.gomez 4/15/2013 8:20:30 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Intelligence official: 2 more explosive devices found at Boston Marathon; being dismantled. #fox25

    — FOX 25 News Boston (@fox25news) April 15, 2013

  • RT @humanmichael: according to @NECN , @Boston_Police has confirmed explosions were two bombs @universalhub
  • Tons of people at Clarendon, many trying to find family members http://twitpic.com/cjmm1v

  • Zuri Berry 4/15/2013 8:20:41 PM

    Photo by David L. Ryan, Globe Staff

  • christina.jedra 4/15/2013 8:22:13 PM

    Video of the explosion in Copley Square: bo.st/11iynSQ #boston

    — Boston.com News (@BostonDotCom) April 15, 2013

  • Briefing for media coming up at 4:30 p.m.
  • Teresa Hanafin 4/15/2013 8:23:00 PM
    NBC reported that President Obama has been notified about the explosion.
  • laura.gomez 4/15/2013 8:24:27 PM

    BPD Commissioner Ed Davis holding 4:30 pm initial briefing

    — Gintautas Dumcius (@gintautasd) April 15, 2013

  • anne.steele 4/15/2013 8:24:42 PM

    At Comm. Ave & Centre St. in Newton, officials told runners to walk up to BC Law, and they'll be bused from there. #bostonexplosion

    — Leslie Anderson (@lesliejanderson) April 15, 2013

  • Runner I just talked to: "I'm just going to sit here and cry." #BostonMarathon
  • anne.steele 4/15/2013 8:25:02 PM

    MT @northeastern: #Northeastern: if you need assistance, call 617-373-2121 or email wecare@neu.edu (NUPD personnel is also assisting BPD)

    — The Huntington News (@HuntNewsNU) April 15, 2013

  • RT @DotNews: Report on JFK Library incident: library director says was NOT caused by a device; it was confined to mechanical room http:/ ...
  • anne.steele 4/15/2013 8:25:43 PM

    6 years ago on Marathon Monday a gunman killed 32 people at VA Tech. I spent the day frantically calling friends. Now doing it again. Scary.

    — Derek J. Hawkins (@D_Hawk) April 15, 2013

  • Teresa Hanafin 4/15/2013 8:25:50 PM
    An unrelated electrical fire at the JFK Library in Dorchester has closed the library for the rest of the day.
  • RT @ModaMags: @universalhub Ambulances lined up for blocks around Pru/Copley http://pbs.twimg.com/media/BH60i4yCQAAZPvo.jpg

  • anne.steele 4/15/2013 8:26:46 PM

    Outside MGH: Head of emergency medicine says 19 have been brought to MGH, six critically injured, some with amputations.

    — Cynthia Needham (@globecynthia) April 15, 2013

  • Catherine Cloutier, Your... 4/15/2013 8:26:58 PM

    From Boston.com Correspondent Terri Ogan at Newbury and Boylston

  • christina.jedra 4/15/2013 8:27:14 PM

    Cop at West Newton and Huntington minutes ago telling cars over loudspeaker to turn around and "evacuate the city."

    — Jason Schwartz (@SchwartzHub) April 15, 2013

  • anne.steele 4/15/2013 8:28:25 PM

    #BostonMarathon runners: B.A.A. says Boston Common is the new family meeting area.

    — Runner's World (@runnersworld) April 15, 2013

  • The 2 dead people still in the Marathon medical tent, WBZ reports
  • laura.gomez 4/15/2013 8:28:35 PM

    Photos of the Boston Marathon Bombing - 8 so far, more to come - theatln.tc/YqtOCN #bostonmarathon

    — In Focus (@in_focus) April 15, 2013

  • Teresa Hanafin 4/15/2013 8:29:08 PM
    Marathon officials and police are sending buses out to pick up runners who still are on the course. Those closer in are being redirected to the Common.
  • Boston Police officer at Newbury and Fairfield says they're "investigating multiple devices."
  • Boston Police looking for video of the finish line #tweetfromthebeat via @CherylFiandaca
  • anne.steele 4/15/2013 8:29:51 PM

    UPDATE: One report was of unexploded device on the glass footbridge over Huntington Ave near Copley place

    — The Boston Globe (@BostonGlobe) April 15, 2013

  • laura.gomez 4/15/2013 8:30:08 PM

    UPDATE: Another suspicious package was reported near the Harvard #MBTA station

    — Boston.com News (@BostonDotCom) April 15, 2013

  • Swati G. Sharma, Things To... 4/15/2013 8:30:10 PM
    academicdave: Boston marathon run tracker still working, if you know a runner you can search here: baa.org/individual.html
  • anne.steele 4/15/2013 8:30:19 PM

    UPDATE: Another suspicious package was reported near the Harvard #MBTA station

    — The Boston Globe (@BostonGlobe) April 15, 2013

  • News conference in 15 minutes Westin Hotel #tweetfromthebeat via @CherylFiandaca
  • Teresa Hanafin 4/15/2013 8:30:37 PM
    The Federal Aviation Administration has issued a temporary flight restriction over Copley Square, an agency spokeswoman said. This reserves airspace for rescue and recovery efforts in a three-mile radius around the square at an altitude of 3,000 feet and below. The restriction won’t affect most aircraft, which don’t fly that low over the city, the FAA said, but will impact news helicopters. The FAA issues temporary flight restrictions frequently in the event of wildfires, chemical explosions, security for the president, and other events. - Chris Reidy, Globe Staff
  • Catherine Cloutier, Your... 4/15/2013 8:30:41 PM
    MGH is treating 19 patients, six critical and five serious, reports WBZ.
  • laura.gomez 4/15/2013 8:30:57 PM

    . @katemerrill at Brigham Women's hospital. It is locked down. No visitors are allowed in at this time #wbz #bostonmarathon

    — Bree Sison (@BreeSison) April 15, 2013

  • Teresa Hanafin 4/15/2013 8:31:51 PM
    WASHINGTON – President Obama was notified quickly about the explosions that took place at the finish line of the Boston Marathon and contacted Governor Deval Patrick and Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino, according to a White House official.
    Shortly after being notified of the incident around 3 p.m., the official said, Obama received a briefing from Homeland Security adviser Lisa Monaco and other members of his senior White House staff in the Oval Office.
    Obama called Menino and Patrick to “express his concern for those who were injured and to make clear that his administration is ready to provide needed support as they respond to the incident.”
    Vice President Joe Biden also interrupted a conference call on gun control, saying that an aide had turned televisions to the news and “apparently there has been a bombing.”
    “I don’t know any of the details of what caused it, who did it,” Biden said on the call. “Our prayers are with those people in Boston who have suffered injuries. And I don’t know how many of them there are.”
    - Matt Viser and Noah Bierman, Globe Staff
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