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Boston Marathon Explosion

Last posted Apr 25, 2013 at 10:44PM EDT. Added Apr 15, 2013 at 03:31PM EDT
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New York Post reports that there are at least 12 dead and twice as many injured, citing a federal law-enforcement officer (as of 3:04pm ET).

- At least two dead; more than 100 injured (as of 7:48pm ET)

Last edited Apr 15, 2013 at 07:48PM EDT
Apr 15, 2013 at 04:00PM EDT
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coxiewoo123 wrote:

Was this a terrorist act or was it a terrible accident?

It was a terrorist attack.

Apr 15, 2013 at 04:07PM EDT
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The_12th_Doctor wrote:

It was a terrorist attack.

Can you back that up with some sources? All I’m reading is that the possibility is there, but none have confirmed it so far. It seems believable of course, but I’m interested in reading more first.

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Apr 15, 2013 at 04:08PM EDT
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The_12th_Doctor wrote:

It was a terrorist attack.

wow! cool down boy
i live in denmark and i just heard about this in the news and at least 7 times they stated that this is not clear yet what happend

Apr 15, 2013 at 04:12PM EDT
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A summary of what I’ve heard (From reddit, BBC, and other news) is that there were 2-3 bags of explosives by the finish line, which exploded about 3 hours after the winner passed the finish line. As mentioned above, 3 are confirmed dead (so far) and atleast 12 are injured. People are also very worried not just in Boston, but also in Washington and NYC. Is this just a warning shot for annother terorist attack later today or this week (Similiar to what happened in Norway 2 years ago, Breivik etc if you remember, with a building explosion as a distraction to the actual deed).

Sorry, but this is all I have so far! And remember, if you want more information, Google is your friend!

EDIT: Sorry for my bad English!

Last edited Apr 15, 2013 at 04:14PM EDT
Apr 15, 2013 at 04:14PM EDT
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I’m watching NBC right now. They say according to the Boston police, two are dead and twenty-three are injured. As far as the whole terrorist attack thing, there were supposedly two explosions: one initial and another as security and aid arrived. Which is how it’s done overseas.

Apr 15, 2013 at 04:14PM EDT
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Jak wrote:

I’m watching NBC right now. They say according to the Boston police, two are dead and twenty-three are injured. As far as the whole terrorist attack thing, there were supposedly two explosions: one initial and another as security and aid arrived. Which is how it’s done overseas.

That’s usually how it’s done. They want to maximize the kill-count. First is always the initial victims and second is for the first-responders.

However, various sources say the explosions were near simultaneous.

Apr 15, 2013 at 04:18PM EDT
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The explosions were about 10-15 seconds apart. Not enough time for EMTs and law enforcement to arrive. I have heard tell of a third suspected device in front of the Mandarin Hotel.

Apr 15, 2013 at 04:20PM EDT
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andreavalentine wrote:

I seriously doubt it was a terrorist attack.

By the looks of it, I don’t know what else it could have been. And on the day of the marathon. I hope youre right.

Apr 15, 2013 at 04:24PM EDT
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My bet it was a psycho/magnicide attack.

However, in both case, it is still a sad thing.

Apr 15, 2013 at 04:26PM EDT

A small homemade bomb was the preliminary cause of explosion

Source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/15/boston-marathon-explosion_n_3086665.html#55_possible-small-homemade-bomb-responsible

Two more have been found, and are currently being dismantled

Source: http://huff.to/14qHXIq

Apr 15, 2013 at 04:27PM EDT
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CNN Article:

http://edition.cnn.com/2013/04/15/us/boston-marathon-explosions/index.html?hpt=hp_t1

Apr 15, 2013 at 04:28PM EDT
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SesquiAR wrote:

The explosions were about 10-15 seconds apart. Not enough time for EMTs and law enforcement to arrive. I have heard tell of a third suspected device in front of the Mandarin Hotel.

Actually, the police are on standby right there for exactly this reason; the emergency response took a few seconds.

Apr 15, 2013 at 04:28PM EDT
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1 or 2 additional devices were found and purposefully detonated to neutralize them.

Apr 15, 2013 at 04:29PM EDT
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I don’t know if they have had 2 explosions near each other.

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BH6fCgFCQAERWMB.jpg:large

The 2 blasts seams far away

Apr 15, 2013 at 04:30PM EDT
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Mass General treating at least 4 patients; injuries described as being like “from a warzone”.

Apr 15, 2013 at 04:31PM EDT
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Aside from a terrorist attack, it could have been just some random guy setting up the bombs for fun.

Unless he was instructed by someone on the outside…..

Apr 15, 2013 at 04:34PM EDT
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According to a doctor they were interviewing, there have been amputations due to injuries. He said something about limbs being blown off. I don’t know his name, I either didn’t catch it or it was never mentioned.

Apr 15, 2013 at 04:35PM EDT
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Conflicting reports, wait till later to say a death/injury count. Also conflicting reports on what is the cause, heard from one source that the Anti/counter-terrorist organisation for the US should have an answer to who it could be/what the real cause is within an hour or so. Don’t believe anything till we hear something else. It’s just a flaming ball of shit coming from there till everything calms down.

Apr 15, 2013 at 04:36PM EDT
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at the very least, this act of hatred will serve as a reminder that hatred is alive and well within a 1st world country.

Apr 15, 2013 at 04:36PM EDT
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2 dead and the news in France will talk about it for 1 month.

Apr 15, 2013 at 04:39PM EDT
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jace is a boss wrote:

north korea might have an part in this

That claim is way too far fetched without some decent evidence.

If it was a joke, it’s a bad one.

Apr 15, 2013 at 04:41PM EDT
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RandomMan wrote:

That claim is way too far fetched without some decent evidence.

If it was a joke, it’s a bad one.

just an claim plus it might be real but then again some enemies might have reason to bomb an International race

Apr 15, 2013 at 04:47PM EDT
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i saw a live reports some minutes ago of the aftermath, one of the buildings which was shown had all the debris from the explosion as if the explosion came from the inside, it contrast with the rest of the nearest buildings, it caught my attention so maybe came from there.

Last edited Apr 15, 2013 at 04:49PM EDT
Apr 15, 2013 at 04:48PM EDT
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I’ll be deleting some of the off topic posts with the bad puns and the reactions to them so this thread will stay on topic. Any future posts will get the same treatment.

No offense to the reactions, but I rather keep this on topic. Replies to bad posts only lead to further derailment. My appreciations to those sharing articles and good information.

Apr 15, 2013 at 04:50PM EDT
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what ever is happending we will learn more about it in the coming hours

Apr 15, 2013 at 04:51PM EDT
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Now I’m hearing that the explosions were simultaneous and some distance apart.
That’s from Edward Davis, Boston Police Commissioner.

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Apr 15, 2013 at 04:52PM EDT
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Fire at JFK library; possibly another explosion or possibly an electrical problem.

Apr 15, 2013 at 04:55PM EDT
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This is awful. Best wishes to the families of those who were lost.

Apr 15, 2013 at 04:58PM EDT

Philip J. Fry wrote:

Fire at JFK library; possibly another explosion or possibly an electrical problem.

According to the police commissioner it was an explosion.

Apr 15, 2013 at 05:02PM EDT
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Jak wrote:

Now I’m hearing that the explosions were simultaneous and some distance apart.
That’s from Edward Davis, Boston Police Commissioner.

10-15 seconds and 100 yards apart.

Apr 15, 2013 at 05:02PM EDT
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These kind of things are so mind-numbing, I can’t even think of what to say
I’ve never contributed to any thread but I guess I can start now
The latest report I can find is from Fox, it says officially 2 are dead and 23 injured

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/04/15/obama-notified-boston-explosion-directs-whatever-assistance-is-necessary/

Apr 15, 2013 at 05:09PM EDT

I certainly wish luck for the people that this affects. This is so tragic

Apr 15, 2013 at 05:11PM EDT
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jace is a boss wrote:

north korea might have an part in this

If it was North Korea they would probably make it obvious that it was them. Plus NK threatens to fire NUCLEAR weapons, not homemade bombs.

Apr 15, 2013 at 05:11PM EDT
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Man, the one time I don’t look at the news and I’ve completely missed this. Terrible, an explosion at the finish line in a race and one a bit before? What was this, a message or a double accident? The initial signs are pointing fingers here.

Apr 15, 2013 at 05:15PM EDT
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Trending hastag on twitter: #prayforboston

Google person finder: http://google.org/personfinder/2013-boston-explosions/

Last edited Apr 15, 2013 at 05:20PM EDT
Apr 15, 2013 at 05:19PM EDT
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量子 Meme wrote:

Man, the one time I don’t look at the news and I’ve completely missed this. Terrible, an explosion at the finish line in a race and one a bit before? What was this, a message or a double accident? The initial signs are pointing fingers here.

The explosions were caused by bombs, and a squad found additional explosives at the scene of the race. This was not an accident.

Last edited Apr 15, 2013 at 05:26PM EDT
Apr 15, 2013 at 05:25PM EDT
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Stop calling this an “accident”.

An accident is defined as:

An unfortunate incident that happens unexpectedly and unintentionally, typically resulting in damage or injury.

Like Olivia said, it was caused by bombs and several additional bombs were found. This was intentional. It was NOT an accident.

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Apr 15, 2013 at 05:30PM EDT
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