Boston Bombing

From Yahoo News

At least 80 people are injured and two dead after two bombs exploded near the finish line of the Boston Marathon Monday afternoon. The injuries include dismemberment, witnesses said. An eight year old child is one of the two known dead, multiple news outlets reported.

Authorities are telling Boston residents to stay home and avoid crowds as they try to “stabilize” the situation.

“We recommend to people that they stay home,” Davis said at a brief press conference Monday afternoon. “We want to make sure that we completely stabilize the situation.”

“We are asking that people … calmly make their way home,” Gov. Deval Patrick said.

Davis said Boston police were not aware of any specific threat to the marathon before it began. Police have no one in custody, but are questioning many people.

Two large explosions, just 50 yards apart, went off shortly before 3 p.m. ET, more than four hours into the race. One of the explosions happened near the entrance of the Fairmont Copley Hotel in Copley Square. The blast scattered hundreds of onlookers and runners, and left a bloody scene of injured spectators, including children. Local news reporter Jackie Bruno wrote that she saw some people with their limbs blown off. The Boston Police Department said it is looking for video footage taken from the finish line as part of its investigation.

Boston Medical Center took in 20 patients, including two children, most of whom are being treated for “lower leg injuries,” a spokeswoman said.

President Barack Obama warned Americans in a brief statement Monday evening not to jump to conclusions before authorities find out who committed the act. “We will find out who did this,” Obama said. “Any responsible individuals, any responsible groups will feel the full weight of justice.”

14 thoughts on “Boston Bombing

      1. I have noticed that there is a national outpouring of sympathy that was missing when this was the Mosque shooting and when a old fart white male asshole shot up that Holocaust museum. The media didn’t harp on those stories nor did they heap prayers and concern for ANy of those victims. Including Stephen T. Jones the security guard who gave his life saving others.

      1. If he’s the same guy,they’re also saying that he’s a Saudi national who is being questioned. Sure,they’ll tell us not to jump into conclusions with this incident. Yet,media brought up his nationality.
        The first thing people will assume is that he may have done it because of where he’s from.

        We don’t know who did it,but until the FBI have a conclusion until who did it,media shouldn’t being up his nationality.

  1. Brothawolf said:
    But that’s exactly what they did. The police are saying to be on the lookout for a dark-skinned/black male with a foreign accent.

    I knew it was only a matter of time before a black person was somehow blamed. I am scared of what’s coming. I feel like there’s more to come, this is just a preview.

  2. It’s terrible to hear about what’s happened in Boston. My heart goes out to all the victims and their families and friends.

    It sickens me how, as usual, the media is sensationalizing it and jumping to conclusions with little or no information. They don’t even care about the victims, they just want to turn this into another witch hunt.

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