Monday, April 15, 2013

The Marathon

As many of you may know by now, there were two explosions at the finish line of the Boston Marathon today.

Not much is known for sure yet, but they are reporting 22 injured and 2 dead, but are anticipating those numbers to rise because of the density of people in the area.
This is barely an hour away from where I am right now.
They are postulating that the bombs were portable, rudimentary IED type devices based on size of the explosions and the amount of shrapnel injuries. Eye witnesses are reporting many victims with lost limbs.

VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED: Initial photos from the scene are here. Video from the scene when it happened is here.

Since cell phone service has been shut down in the area to prevent remote triggering of more bombs, anyone who might be looking for family and friends is encouraged to call 617-635-4500. If you know or saw anything suspicious or unusual, call the Boston Police Tip Line: 1-800-494-8477.

Today is a holiday in Massachusetts, a day that was supposed to be full of fun and friendly competition. I had friends attending the race and thankfully they have said that they are okay, but I know that others are not so lucky. Thoughts and much love to those who've suffered directly and indirectly. I'm just at a loss for words.

Side note: The last mile in the Boston Marathon was dedicated to the families of the victims of the Newtown, CT school shooting. Some parents of Newtown victims were seated in the VIP section right near where the bombs exploded.


Valerie said...

I'm still shocked that this happened. I wish I could understand what was wrong with people. Why?



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