Live blog: Bombings at the Boston Marathon


  • Catherine Cloutier 4/15/2013 9:35:21 PM
    The Federal Aviation Administration has lifted a temporary ground stop that halted inbound flights to Logan International Airport, the agency said. Following explosions near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, the FAA halted all inbound flights for about half an hour while the agency reconfigured the runways to keep aircraft from flying over Copley Square. Earlier, the agency imposed a temporary flight restriction above Copley Square in order to allow medical aircraft to evacuate victims. That flight restriction remains in effect. The ground stop isn’t expected to cause delays at Logan, airport officials said.

    Credit to Katie Johnston Globe Staff
  • RT @EricaMattison: #bostonmarathon #helpboston @universalhub Have info about someone? Need info about someone? http://google.org/personfinder/2013-boston-explosions/
  • Suspect is surrounded by five officers. Wearing a white baseball cap and a hoody. http://pbs.twimg.com/media/BH7DwJ2CIAARebz.jpg

  • christina.jedra 4/15/2013 9:35:38 PM

    American Red Cross saysdelivered 100 additional blood products total to Brigham and Womens + MGH for #bostonmarathon explosion patients

    — Kay Lazar (@GlobeKayLazar) April 15, 2013

  • christina.jedra 4/15/2013 9:36:43 PM

    Count of injured taken to 7 Boston hospitals from Boston #Marathon explosions is now 94, according to hospitals. #marathonbdc

    — Gideon Gil (@GlobeGideon) April 15, 2013

  • laura.gomez 4/15/2013 9:36:55 PM

    UPDATE: The Federal Aviation Administration has lifted a temporary ground stop that halted inbound flights to Logan International Airport

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

  • christina.jedra 4/15/2013 9:37:27 PM

    If you see a runner, ask if you can help. Temp is dropping and a lot of out-of-towners have nowhere to go.

    — Billy Baker (@billy_baker) April 15, 2013
  • anne.steele 4/15/2013 9:37:31 PM

    All the screens at the betting area in Vegas are on the Boston explosions twitter.com/rachelzarrell/…

    — Rachel Zarrell (@rachelzarrell) April 15, 2013

  • laura.gomez 4/15/2013 9:38:55 PM

    The street next to mine, St. Botolph Street is an Ambulance Parking lot right now. instagram.com/p/YI_xChDfKH/

    — AS IF(@BougieBoy666) April 15, 2013

  • Suspect on the common. White van had police dogs in it. http://pbs.twimg.com/media/BH7FLA8CYAAQM2d.jpg

  • Man is wearing a white baseball hat - it is not a white hood
  • It doesn't look major, there's just one cop standing next to him, guy in baseball cap and handcuffs sitting cross-legged on the ground
  • Adrienne Lavidor-Berman 4/15/2013 9:39:58 PM
    Some of 64 injured in Boston #Marathon blasts have had limbs amputated, hospitals report.
  • WCVB reports SWAT team now at Brigham and Women's, with automatic weapons
  • laura.gomez 4/15/2013 9:40:08 PM

    Email from one of the 7 emerson students n hospital:"Everyone is fine, minor injuries w/ears & cuts from shattered glass" -Nicole Gouveia

    — Isaac Moore (@im00re) April 15, 2013

  • christina.jedra 4/15/2013 9:40:23 PM

    Are you a Boston Marathoner who needs a play to stay? j.mp/marathonneedho… Or do you have a place to offer runners? j.mp/marathonhome

    — Andrew Ba Tran (@abtran) April 15, 2013

  • ATF also at Brigham and Women's, WCVB reports
  • Catherine Cloutier 4/15/2013 9:41:38 PM
    4 heavily armed SWAT team members from Boston and Brookline carrying automatic rifles standing guard outside main entrance to Brigham and Women’s ---Globe reports
  • Area around crime scene will be closed for the foreseeable future #tweetfromthebeat
  • Area around crime scene will be closed for the foreseeable future #tweetfromthebeat via @CherylFiandaca
  • Catherine Cloutier 4/15/2013 9:42:05 PM

    The sirens haven't stopped. #bostonmarathon

    — Patrick D. Rosso (@PDRosso) April 15, 2013

  • Zuri Berry 4/15/2013 9:42:33 PM
    From Globe Correspondent Justin A. Rice: Nelson Pereira, 36, of Dorchester was limping out of a VIP tent in Copley square just before 5:30 p.m. when police finally told him he could head home.

    Pereira, who was running the Boston Marathon for the first time to raise money for Leukemia, was running through Boston College when he said he heard the explosion. He took the Orange Line to Copley Square to get his bag with his stuff because the Green Line was shut down.

    But police told him he couldn’t leave Copley Square and he said he had no cell phone in his bag.

    “I know a lot of my family is trying to get a hold of me,” he said as him limped out of the tent.” So they don’t know if I’m alright or not and I heard that two people got killed and 25 people got hurt. We heard the explosion. I ran basically 20 something miles.”

    When asked about the fact that he could have been at the finish line during the explosion he said: “That’s crazy, I’m smiling but that’s crazy."
  • laura.gomez 4/15/2013 9:42:39 PM

    What appears to be k9 with state police at State House sniffing trash bins. #bostonmarathon twitter.com/hillarychabot/…

    — Hillary Chabot (@hillarychabot) April 15, 2013

  • anne.steele 4/15/2013 9:42:51 PM

    RT @nuvpwankel This is INCORRECT information: @bengl3rt: Two suspicious packages AT... live.boston.com/Event/Live_blo… via @scribblelive @mattsoleyn

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

  • Catherine Cloutier 4/15/2013 9:43:25 PM
    Mayor Thomas. M. Menino is expected to brief reporters at 6 p.m.
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  • laura.gomez 4/15/2013 9:44:07 PM

    Confirmed: At about 5pm cops cleared bars attached to Fenway. Few bars open across street on Lansdowne. They're packed. #BostonMarathon

    — Chris Faraone (@Fara1) April 15, 2013

  • White van on Boston Common appears to be non-incident. Police are calm around vehicle.
  • laura.gomez 4/15/2013 9:44:23 PM

    The latest RT @bostondotcom: Two killed, at least 90 injured in Boston Marathon finish line explosions bo.st/116QjQB

    — Lauren Dezenski (@Lauren_Dez) April 15, 2013

  • christina.jedra 4/15/2013 9:44:29 PM

    "All non-essential people should stay away from hospital facilities to expedite treatment of those wounded".

    — Deval Patrick (@MassGovernor) April 15, 2013

  • laura.gomez 4/15/2013 9:44:46 PM

    For those near #brookline RT @brooklinemapd Runners shelter has been opened at 1187 Beacon. Runners can get phone access and medical help

    — MEMA (@MassEMA) April 15, 2013

  • Now seeing person in cuffs on ground next to white van in Boston Common.
  • laura.gomez 4/15/2013 9:45:31 PM

    "All non-essential people should stay away from hospital facilities to expedite treatment of those wounded".

    — Deval Patrick (@MassGovernor) April 15, 2013

  • laura.gomez 4/15/2013 9:45:58 PM

    Park Street has reopened

    — Jon Keller (@kelleratlarge) April 15, 2013

  • laura.gomez 4/15/2013 9:46:33 PM

    RT @mviser: RT @mkraju: Reid says Obama speaking to the nation in 20 minutes about Boston attacks

    — Gintautas Dumcius (@gintautasd) April 15, 2013

  • Swati G. Sharma, Things To... 4/15/2013 9:46:49 PM
    RT @stevebruskCNN: President Obama will address the nation at 6:10pm from the White House briefing room
  • laura.gomez 4/15/2013 9:46:57 PM

    BIG security presence at Tufts Medical center. Suspect might be in custody. #bostonmarathon

    — James Ryan (@TheLeftSays) April 15, 2013

  • christina.jedra 4/15/2013 9:47:01 PM

    gut-wrenching videos from the @bostonglobe staff at the marathon bo.st/106jpCQ

    — Erin Ailworth (@ailworth) April 15, 2013

  • #MBTA Update: Normal service resuming on all lines. DTX and Park St have reopened. Pls expect some residual delays. http://bit.ly/lDlPdf
  • laura.gomez 4/15/2013 9:47:47 PM

    RT @bogswbz: BREAKING: President Obama to address the nation at around 6pm from the Brady Press Briefing Room WATCH on #WBZ-TV...

    — David Dahl (@GlobeDavidD) April 15, 2013

  • Zuri Berry 4/15/2013 9:48:03 PM
    President Obama will be speaking at 6:10 p.m.
  • Police about to start moving runners to their Copley Sq. hotels, via a security checkpoint
  • laura.gomez 4/15/2013 9:48:14 PM

    Mayor Thomas M. Menino, whohad surgery on Saturday, has left the Brigham to address the press on bombing. #marathonbdc

    — Jennifer Peter (@GlobeJenPeter) April 15, 2013

  • christina.jedra 4/15/2013 9:48:19 PM

    “Law enforcement are working to keep Copley Square secure.Please stay away from the area”.

    — Deval Patrick (@MassGovernor) April 15, 2013

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