Live blog: Bombings at the Boston Marathon


  • anne.steele 4/15/2013 8:45:25 PM

    RT @billy_baker: "It's not safe to be here." - Boston Police evacuating Commonwealth Avenue mall at Gloucester.

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

  • christina.jedra 4/15/2013 8:45:30 PM

    Just met an emotional woman who opted not to race but in shock cause her expected finish time was exactly when the explosion happened

    — Darren Durlach (@DarrenDurlach) April 15, 2013

  • Catherine Cloutier, Your... 4/15/2013 8:45:47 PM

    Lots of #BostonMarathon runners huddled under sheets and trash bags trying to stay warm in Brookline Ave. #

    — Akilah Johnson (@akjohnson1922) April 15, 2013

  • anne.steele 4/15/2013 8:45:56 PM

    Investigators are investigating. Any tie to Boston Marathon explosions is pure speculation. More information as we receive it.

    — JFK Library (@JFKLibrary) April 15, 2013

  • laura.gomez 4/15/2013 8:46:12 PM

    Finishers continue to stream in, often looking for their families.

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

  • Swati G. Sharma, Things To... 4/15/2013 8:46:32 PM
    Mayor's office says city not responsible for network issues.
  • laura.gomez 4/15/2013 8:46:48 PM

    #CBSNews' Bob Orr: Feds say small bomb, surveillance photos of scene show man with backpacks #wbz#bostonmarathon

    — Paula Ebben (@PaulaEbbenWBZ) April 15, 2013

  • laura.gomez 4/15/2013 8:47:07 PM

    RT @deliacabe: .Boston Police asking for everyone who has taken video of finish line to let them know, could have clues of activity.

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

  • Teresa Hanafin 4/15/2013 8:47:11 PM
    A total of 64 people were treated or evaluated at four hospitals, according to the Globe's Health & Science staff.
  • Catherine Cloutier, Your... 4/15/2013 8:48:17 PM

    “This is a horrific day in Boston." Statement from Mass. Gov. Deval Patrick. bit.ly/Yqyed7 via @mpoppel

    — Jim Roberts (@nycjim) April 15, 2013

  • RT @moconnor815: Are the new recycle/trash bins along public streets bomb-resistant?? @universalhub
  • RT @bconnolly505: @universalhub if anyone needs ride, car or place to stay I live in Boston and have a car. Have them tweet me direct.
  • laura.gomez 4/15/2013 8:48:57 PM

    The President has called @mayortommenino & @devalpatrick to offer support #wbz #bostonmarathon

    — Bree Sison (@BreeSison) April 15, 2013

  • The fact that some of the Newton families were in a VIP section right near the bomb siting is unbelievable #heartbreaking
  • Apparently families of Newton victims were seated in VIP section 10 feet from explosion. Last mile was dedicated to them. Hope they r safe
  • Catherine Cloutier, Your... 4/15/2013 8:49:26 PM

    Traffic is allowed back on Comm. Ave. near Centre St. in Newton. Had been blocked off due to suspicious package. #bostonmarathonexplosion

    — Leslie Anderson (@lesliejanderson) April 15, 2013

  • BPD telling officers at hospitals to be on lookout for yellow Penske truck, driver claiming he has OR supplies
  • laura.gomez 4/15/2013 8:50:44 PM

    RT @nbcnightlynews: BREAKING: FAA has announced a ground stop for Boston Logan airport until further notice

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

  • Catherine Cloutier, Your... 4/15/2013 8:50:48 PM
    Governor Patrick speaking now.
  • Teresa Hanafin 4/15/2013 8:50:56 PM
    Gov. Deval Patrick has started a press conference with Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis.
  • Patrick: We've had horrific attack here in Boston this afternoon
  • christina.jedra 4/15/2013 8:51:01 PM

    Traffic is allowed back on Comm. Ave. near Centre St. in Newton. Had been blocked off due to suspicious package. #bostonmarathonexplosion

    — Leslie Anderson (@lesliejanderson) April 15, 2013

  • Catherine Cloutier, Your... 4/15/2013 8:51:45 PM
    BPD's Ed Davis: "At this point in time all of the victims have been removed from the scene."
  • christina.jedra 4/15/2013 8:51:55 PM
    All victims have been removed from the scene
  • 250pm two explosions at Marathon finish line. Multiple casualties #tweetfromthebeat
  • 250pm two explosions at Marathon finish line. Multiple casualties #tweetfromthebeat via @CherylFiandaca
  • Catherine Cloutier, Your... 4/15/2013 8:52:33 PM
    BPD's Ed Davis: "We have determined that there has been a third incident," referring to the one at the JFK Library.
  • Teresa Hanafin 4/15/2013 8:52:36 PM
    BPD Commissioner ed Davis: At 2:50 today, simultaneous explosions resulted in multiple casualties. We immediately activated a system of response developed by the city, state, and federal governments. There has been a 3rd incident that occurred at the JFK Library -- we are not certain that these events are related.
  • anne.steele 4/15/2013 8:52:37 PM

    BPD telling officers at hospitals to be on lookout for yellow Penske truck, driver claiming he has OR supplies

    — Adam Gaffin (@universalhub) April 15, 2013

  • Davis: 3rd explosion - at JFK Library
  • A third incident at JFK library. Not certain related- but BPD treating like they are #tweetfromthebeat
  • A third incident at JFK library. Not certain related- but BPD treating like they are #tweetfromthebeat via @CherylFiandaca
  • anne.steele 4/15/2013 8:53:15 PM

    Newbury St. is deserted. twitter.com/taylordobbs/st…

    — Taylor Dobbs (@taylordobbs) April 15, 2013

  • RT @emilyrfiles: Boston Globe reporter caught the first explosion on video: http://bcove.me/qwi5k6ap. #prayforboston
  • BPD asking for tips #tweetfromthebeat
  • BPD asking for tips #tweetfromthebeat via @CherylFiandaca
  • laura.gomez 4/15/2013 8:53:47 PM

    RT @nbcnightlynews: BREAKING: FAA has announced a ground stop for Boston Logan airport until further notice

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

  • christina.jedra 4/15/2013 8:53:48 PM
    If you know anything about this event, call: 1 800 494 TIPS
  • Catherine Cloutier, Your... 4/15/2013 8:53:49 PM
    BPD's Ed Davis: Anyone with information on this incident should call 1-800-494-TIPS.
  • Teresa Hanafin 4/15/2013 8:53:49 PM
    Two other explosive devices were found at the scene, according to Boston Police, and are being dismantled now.
  • Adrienne Lavidor-Berman 4/15/2013 8:53:51 PM

    Video of the first explosion by STEVE SILVA, Boston.com Sports Producer

  • RT @nypost: Breaking: Authorities ID a Saudi national as a suspect in Boston Marathon bombings http://nyp.st/XNBHHr
  • anne.steele 4/15/2013 8:54:31 PM

    Families trying to locate loved ones can call 617-635-4500; people with tips can call 1-800-494-TIPS #BostonMarathon

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

  • JFK explosion was 30 minutes ago, Davis says.
  • Heading to Boston Common. Police are directing family there who can't find loved ones.
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