Deadly Explosions Rock Boston Marathon, 2 Dead, 26 Injured, Many In Critical Condition – Video

Eyewitnesses report “unspeakable horror” after two explosions went off near the finish line of the Boston Marathon  at Copley Square on Monday in what could be the first major case of domestic or foreign terrorism since 9/11.

So far 2 people are reported dead and over 23 injured, at least 6 critically  according to the Boston Police Department.  Marathon organizers said that bombs caused the two explosions and Boston Police have confirmed the discovery of two more unexploded bombs in the area.

Daniel Lampariello, a college student who was at the finish line, told that people were trampling each other after the pair of explosions.

“It sounded like a large firework or M-80,” he said.

Competitors and race organizers were crying as they fled the chaos. Bloody spectators were being carried to the medical tent that had been set up to care for fatigued runners.

There were two “incredibly powerful explosions just seconds apart,” according to WBZ-TV’s Lis Hughes.

Law-enforcement sources said at least the first explosion occurred in the lobby of the Fairmont Hotel in Copley Square.

President Obama has been notified of the explosions and he has directed his administration to provide whatever assistance is necessary in the investigation and response.

Law-enforcement sources said at least the first explosion occurred in the lobby of the Fairmont Hotel in Copley Square.

Authorities have a suspect, who is currently being guarded in a Boston hospital with shrapnel wounds and are scouring surveillance video tape from the area looking for more suspects.

The Marathon this year was dedicated to the memory of those lost in the Newtown Massacre.  Relatives of the victims were among those attending the race finish at a VIP area. It was not known of any of the relatives were among the casualties.

Simply horrible.

Will Kohler

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  1. Chaz says:

    Terrible and sad news. Thoughts go out to all those affected.

    On a cynical note. How long will it take till the gays get blamed? Be ready for the usual rhetoric…

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