URGENT >> BULLETIN >> MOVING: Explosions At Boston Marathon

breakingnews72URGENT >> BULLETIN >> MOVING: There are multiple reports of explosions at the Boston Marathon, with accompanying reports of injuries.

U.S. television networks have interrupted regularly scheduled programming to bring breaking news. The situation is fluid. The cause is not yet known . . .

The Boston Marathon is held each year on Patriot’s Day and is one of the most famous foot races in the world.

Feed from US News & World Report.

UPDATE: APPROX. 4:10 P.M. The Boston Police Department, via Twitter, is reporting at least 23 injured and two dead.

UPDATE: APPROX. 4:18 P.M. NBC News, via Twitter, is reporting that “Small homemade bomb is preliminary cause of explosion at Boston Marathon, law enforcement officials tell NBC News.”

UPDATE: APPROX. 4:50 P.M. On NBC, Massachussets Gov. Deval Patrick described today’s events at the marathon as an “attack.”

UPDATE APPROX 5 P.M. The Associated Press is reporting that “cellphone service has been shut down in the Boston area to prevent any potential remote detonations of explosives.” The report quotes “a law enforcement official.”

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6 Responses to “URGENT >> BULLETIN >> MOVING: Explosions At Boston Marathon”

  1. Current summary: 2 explosions, 10 seconds apart, near the finish line, each causing substantial casualties. Police Commissioner gave NO count of casualties at 5PM news conference. There was a 3rd explosion at JFK library, no casualties. It is NOT known if that’s caused by an explosive device and thus related to the other two. Current confirmed casualties are 2 dead and 20+ injured, though some counts gave 60+ injured, many in critical condition.

    Rumors are flying all over the place, including “looking for Ryder rent-a-truck with driver that claimed to be transporting medical supplies and tried to run the roadblock near finish line”, “surveillance photo caught one suspect dropping off suspicious backpacks”, and “one Saudi National suspect already in custody in hospital under guard”. None can be confirmed as all are attributed to unnamed law enforcement officials.

  2. Cellphone carriers claim they were spiked by demand, but NEVER shut down service


  3. Boston.com reports that wounded count is now over 90.

  4. The first info we are told is usually wrong. It will take some time to sort this out and figure out who did it.

  5. A good place to start is with the FBI. They have a history of staging terror attacks. Even having terrorists as dinner guests.


    Vincenzo Vinciguerra, a far-right terrorist linked to Gladio and currently serving a life-sentence for the car bomb murder of three policemen stated during sworn testimony on Gladio in March of 2001:

    “You had to attack civilians, the people, women, children, innocent people, unknown people far removed from any political game…”

    “The reason was quite simple. They were supposed to force these people, the Italian public, to turn to the state to ask for greater security. This is the political logic that lies behind all the massacres and the bombings which remain unpunished, because the state cannot convict itself or declare itself responsible for what happened…”



    “You never let a serious crisis go to waste. And what I mean by that it’s an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before.” – Rahm Emanuel, former White House Chief Of Staff to Barack Obama

  6. Let’s see, John. You apparently couldn’t resist the urge to inject conspiracy theories — and this you did within 24 hours of the attack in Boston.

    And you slimed the FBI, Rahm Emanuel and, by extension, the President of the United States.

    You know, John, back in 2010, someone demanded to know if the PP Blog was “Israeli.” And the same person fashioned a conspiracy theory that the former head of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security was a “suspect” in the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

    These things are so wild it is hard to make sense of any of them.