Live blog: Bombings at the Boston Marathon


  • Police yelling at people to "go home" on Comm Ave esplanade. Say investigating multiple suspicious devices.
  • RT @Boston_Police: Boston Police looking for video of the finish line #tweetfromthebeat via @CherylFiandaca
  • Police on Clarendon: "If you have your runner, if you have your belongings, leave the area immediately"
  • anne.steele 4/15/2013 8:33:14 PM

    No words.Small consolation - but staff is okay.

    — Marathon Sports (@Marathon_Sports) April 15, 2013

  • Catherine Cloutier, Your... 4/15/2013 8:33:24 PM
    Governor asking everyone to stay away from Copley Square and let the first responders do their job, reports WBZ.
  • anne.steele 4/15/2013 8:33:29 PM

    RT @mikesplain: BREAKING: Police urging evacuations of huntington and ring road. Police being evacuated from area as well.

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

  • Dan Farnsworth, runner frm Utah: "I heard 2 loud thuds. The first one, I didn't know what was going on. The 2nd, I thought this isn't good."
  • Andrew Tran, BostonGlobe.com 4/15/2013 8:35:11 PM

    Our updated locator map of the three explosions. (Chiqui Esteban/Globe Staff)

  • laura.gomez 4/15/2013 8:35:42 PM

    RT @keithrichburg: The Kennedy School has been evacuated as a precaution. Students, staff gathered outside.

    — Matt Viser (@mviser) April 15, 2013

  • “@jorcohen: NYPD lined up in Times Square right now. http://pbs.twimg.com/media/BH61RQNCQAAI-4f.jpg

    Stay strong America

  • laura.gomez 4/15/2013 8:36:22 PM

    RT @skynewsbreak: British police say they are reviewing security plans for Sunday's London marathon because of the explosions at marathon...

    — Stephen Snyder (@StephenProducer) April 15, 2013

  • Teresa Hanafin 4/15/2013 8:36:25 PM
    Video from Boston.com sports producer Steve Silva: www.boston.com
  • anne.steele 4/15/2013 8:36:52 PM

    RT @nishachittal: Final mile of marathon was dedicated to Newtown victims & Newtown families were seated near bombs. bit.ly/Zm00KW

    — Charles Lister (@Charles_Lister) April 15, 2013

  • Officer: "Until my bomb squad clears it, I'm not taking any chances."
  • Police have cordoned off a block of commonwealth, where there's a suspicious "device."
  • RT @ProvFireVideos: RT @antheaws The picture that defines the moment. Boston first responders. http://pbs.twimg.com/media/BH6vVVWCIAIK4Q7.jpg

  • Teresa Hanafin 4/15/2013 8:37:26 PM
    Gov. Deval Patrick statement: “This is a horrific day in Boston. My thoughts and prayers are with those who have been injured. I have been in touch with the President, Mayor Menino and our public safety leaders. Our focus is on making sure that the area around Copley Square is safe and secured. I am asking everyone to stay away from Copley Square and let the first responders do their jobs.”
  • WCVB reports Pennsylvania Ave. in Washington DC shut down
  • IF YOU KNOW ANYONE IN BOSTON, the @RedCross has a "safe & well" list. Update it if you know anything. t.co #PrayforBoston
  • "It's not safe to be here." - Boston Police evacuating Commonwealth Avenue mall at Gloucester.
  • christina.jedra 4/15/2013 8:38:47 PM

    Incredibly powerful photo from the scene of the explosion (via The Boston Globe) twitpic.com/cjmnl5

    — Ryan Broderick (@ryanpbroderick) April 15, 2013

  • Adrienne Lavidor-Berman 4/15/2013 8:38:50 PM
    * Police getting multiple reports of unexploded devices around Boston.
    * One report was of unexploded device on the glass footbridge over Huntington Ave near Copley place
    *Another suspicious package was reported near the Harvard #MBTA station
  • Adrienne Lavidor-Berman 4/15/2013 8:38:53 PM

    Video of the explosion.

  • christina.jedra 4/15/2013 8:39:11 PM

    Officer: "Until my bomb squad clears it, I'm not taking any chances."

    — Billy Baker (@billy_baker) April 15, 2013

  • laura.gomez 4/15/2013 8:39:30 PM

    NStar says there are no outages or issues with its electrical equipment in downtown Boston.

    — Todd Wallack (@TWallack) April 15, 2013

  • laura.gomez 4/15/2013 8:40:30 PM

    Washington, DC is on a heightened state of alert, Pennsylvania Avenue is shut down. New York, London are on alert. #BostonMarathon

    — patriotledger (@patriotledger) April 15, 2013

  • Zuri Berry 4/15/2013 8:41:02 PM
    From Globe Correspondent Justin A. Rice: Jennifer B. Mehegan, a spokeswoman for Boston EMS, said they were redeploying EMC personnel from the medical tent in Copley to wherever police need them. She said they would go where bomb squads would go.

    "I don’t know if there are patients in different places," she said.

    As she was speaking their was a report about another explosion at JFK and she walked away.

    Before that she talked about where she was when it happened:

    “I was just in [the medical tent], we got rushed with a lot of patients, we took care of them very quickly, pretty orderly. Unfortunately we train for these things and we didn’t seem to be overwhelmed when they started coming in. I was in the back of the tent. I saw patients who were badly injured and needed some help."

    She said she saw more than a dozen, possibly two dozen injured people. "Different injuries," she said. "Mostly lacerations there were a few serious patients.”

    She would not confirm missing limbs, or 23 hurt or 2 dead. She said she heard police say that but she could not report that.
  • Teresa Hanafin 4/15/2013 8:41:18 PM
    Multiple witnesses have described the scene on Boylston Street immediately after the explosions as bloody and gruesome.
  • laura.gomez 4/15/2013 8:41:23 PM

    Updated 04:40PM - Brookline Police: Boston Marathon route cleared, people being taken to BHS zo.pe/bnES

    — WickedLocalBrookline (@BrooklineTAB) April 15, 2013

  • RT @Kulinowski: @universalhub Penn Ave NW in DC not all closed. Plaza in front of White House and Lafayette Square are closed.
  • christina.jedra 4/15/2013 8:41:43 PM

    Register here to find loved ones. Also - make sure they know you're safe. redcross.org/find-help

    — RedCrossEasternMA (@RedCrossEastMA) April 15, 2013

  • RT @mtnurbanist: @universalhub Please remind Bostonians: look after all the runners (& friends & family) from out of town. Can't ...
  • RT @bakingboyz: @universalhub F-14s just flew over us into Boston (Revere)...and there go some more. Is Tobin open?
  • RT @brendan60mm: 376 Boylston...another sus pkg @universalhub
  • laura.gomez 4/15/2013 8:41:58 PM

    Boston Police confirm two bombs were placed in trash cans at finish line. A third unexploded bomb was discovered.

    — WEEI (@WEEI) April 15, 2013

  • anne.steele 4/15/2013 8:43:21 PM

    Au Bon Pain at Stuart and Dartmouth just evacuated. Runner from NY tells me: "Such a happy joyous event turned into living hell."

    — Zack Sampson (@ZackSampson) April 15, 2013

  • christina.jedra 4/15/2013 8:43:24 PM

    Boston police and the F.B.I. say there were no threats of an attack on the marathon nyti.ms/11izUIo

    — The New York Times (@nytimes) April 15, 2013

  • Adrienne Lavidor-Berman 4/15/2013 8:43:35 PM
    From Globe reporter Martine Power:

    Kyle Lindham of Somerville was on Boylston Street 200 yards from Copley when he heard two explosions, the second louder than the first. Seconds later, police streamed into the street.

    "We knew it wasn't right, because police were running, too," Lindham said.

    Lindham said he and other runners were halted on the course as police tried to determine what was going on at Copley.

    "It became apparent that this was something big. They started yelling at us to get the he'll off the course," Lindham said. "Then we saw other runners coming in our direction, yelling things, and they were obviously very scared."
  • laura.gomez 4/15/2013 8:43:55 PM

    RT @ap: PHOTO: Medical workers help an injured man at the finish line of #Boston Marathon after an explosion: apne.ws/117Uclm

    — Russell Contreras (@RussContreras) April 15, 2013

  • Andrew Tran, BostonGlobe.com 4/15/2013 8:44:08 PM
    Lots of unconfirmed statements in this NYPost article from unnamed sources, like: 1) first explosion occured in the lobby of the Fairmont Hotel 2) Authorities ID a suspect in marathon bombings - he is being guarded in Boston hospital. Note: This is all unconfirmed.
  • One woman just ran to her husband, wrapped in a BAA blanket: "Oh my God. Oh my God. I was so scared," she cries
  • "Authorities have a identified a suspect, who is currently being guarded in a Boston hospital with shrapnel wounds." http://bit.ly/14qBRaN
  • christina.jedra 4/15/2013 8:45:09 PM

    There must be a hundred ambulances. #BostonMarathon twitter.com/DarrenDurlach/…

    — Darren Durlach (@DarrenDurlach) April 15, 2013

  • Teresa Hanafin 4/15/2013 8:45:22 PM
    The Green Line is stopping service on the B and C lines, starting at Park Street.
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