"This is an act of terrorism" - Obama.
Confirmed and still being updated: 3 dead, 183 injured; 23 critical; at least 9 are children in Boston Marathon finish line explosion. No suspect in custody.
Please put graphic pictures under a cut. Updates go from oldest to newest, I gave up on numbering them.
Reports are starting to come in of an explosion near the finish line at the Boston Marathon, across from the Boston Public Library on Copley Square.
Boston Marathon statement https://www.facebook.com/TheBostonMarat
It looks like there has been a big explosion at the Boston Marathon, with some on twitter saying it looked like a bomb went off. Stay safe.
thanks to mariezombie for all of these updates:
Update 1: Live video of the finish line: http://boston.cbslocal.com/2013-bos
Update 2: Mass casualty event, potentially more bombs: https://twitter.com/universalhub
Update 3: Not for the squeemish: http://deadspin.com/explosions-repo
Update 4: Boston Fire Dept. scanner: http://www.broadcastify.com/listen/f
Update 5: Another live feed: http://www1.whdh.com/video/7newsliv
Update 6: Bomb Squad en route to Mass Ave. and Newbury: https://twitter.com/universalhub/st
Update 7: At least one runner lost both legs: https://twitter.com/JesseRodriguez/stat
Update 8: Boston PD has reported at least 3 dead.
Update 9: Youtube video of the explosion itself: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rfCK3Ar7
Update 10: State Trooper scanner says more devices potentially at Boylston and Gloucester.
Update 11: Fairmont Copley Hotel on lockdown as per WBZ.
Also, another link to the Boston Fire Dept. Scanner: http://tunein.com/radio/Boston-Fire-Dep
Update 12: List of scanners in Boston, including police scanner: http://www.radioreference.com/apps/audi
Update 13: Another video of the explosion: https://vine.co/v/bFdt5uwg6JZ
Update 14: EMS on scanner reporting for all personnel to be wary of trash containers.
Update 15: Numerous sources including scanners reporting secondary devices have been found unexploded, pleading with people to stay away from the area: http://fox17online.com/2013/04/15/secon
Update 16: A controlled explosion next to the library in about a minute from now from the bomb squad, also all off duty officers have been called in. https://twitter.com/BostonGlobe/st
Update 17: Red cross safe register listing, always handy to have: http://www.redcross.org/find-help/conta
Update 18: Take with a grain of salt, but NY Post is reporting 12 dead from a NYPD source: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/national/t
Update 19: Large photodump, several more photos. Very graphic, please be aware. http://www.buzzfeed.com/ryanhatesthis/f
Update 20: Police scanner: JFK library on fire, more undetonated explosives found.
Update 21: Yet another video of second explosion: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7jMYObtj
Update 22: Revised numbers from Boston Police: 2 dead, 22 injured via @boston_police
Update 23: EOD now heading towards Huntington Ave & Ring Rd
Update 24: Reporter, "Homeland Security source tells me Boston Firefighters discovered an undetonated device at corner of St. James Ave and Trinity place" https://twitter.com/LukeRussert/st
Update 25: Scanner: Confirmed explosion at JFK Library.
Update 26: Very graphic, but an injured man having artery pinched to keep from bleeding out. http://i.imgur.com/wTloC3N.jpg
Update 27: Another planned explosion at Boylston St for controlled detonation.
Update 28: Conflicting reports on if the JFK Library fire was related: http://www.dotnews.com/2013/jfk-li
Update 29: A lot of confusion over the JFK Library fire, with some on the scanner calling it an explosion and "incendiary." May or may not be related. Will try to get a good source once we have confirmation.
Update 30: (4:28 PM ET) AP Confirms at least 2 more devices were found and are going to be detonated in a controlled fashion. https://twitter.com/AP/status/323893425
Update 31: The Boston Globe @BostonGlobe 1m
MARATHON EXPLOSION: Toll rises to 2 dead, 64 wounded in Boston Marathon explosions.
thanks to just444 https://twitter.com/digg/status/3238929
Police telling people on scene of Boston Marathon #explosions to not use cell phones because could set off other devices
Heartbreaking: @ABC’s Terry Wrong says doctors have performed multiple amputations with runners #’s still on shirts
CBS News says police have surveillance video of someone bringing multiple backpacks into area 20 minutes before explosions. (@BrianFaughnan)
Update: @nypost 1m
Breaking: Authorities ID a Saudi national as a suspect in Boston Marathon bombings http://nyp.st/XNBHHr
some pictures: http://m.theatlantic.com/infocus/2013/0
google person finder: http://google.org/personfinder/2013-bos
Update: Boston police say incident at JFK Library appears to be fire related - @Boston_Police http://bit.ly/11iQKXN
RT @nbcnews: Officials say that Boston PD are "guarding" a wounded man at a Boston hospital as a "possible suspect" - @JimMiklaszewski
Law enforcement official confirms that one of two people killed in today's explosions was eight years old. #BostonMarathon
Casualty update: At least 90 people were hurt in #Boston Marathon terror attack. http://on.cnn.com/139ikHp
Barack Obama @BarackObama 18m
"All Americans stand with the people of Boston." —President Obama
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"On days like this there are no Republicans or Democrats—we are Americans, united in concern for our fellow citizens." —President Obama
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"Michelle and I send our deepest thoughts and prayers to the families of the victims in the wake of this senseless loss." —President Obama
Doctors are "pulling ball-bearings out of people' in the ER, suggesting #bombs were designed to propel shrapnel. http://on.cnn.com/139ikHp
The Associated Press @AP 53s
Hospitals report at least 134 injured in Boston Marathon bombing, at least 15 of them critically: http://apne.ws/117jmn3 -CC
Text of Obama's remarks on the Boston Marathon explosions: http://apne.ws/12hhysK -CC
Officials found what they believe are five additional, undetonated explosive devices in Boston area. http://on.wsj.com/15aYSxH
@washingtonpost: Injured Saudi is a witness, not a suspect http://wapo.st/11anJuW
8 year old Martin Richard of Dorchester one of the 3 confirmed dead. His younger sister in the hospital with a lost leg and mom with a serious brain injury. They were watching their father/husband in the race. https://twitter.com/GioBenitez/status/3
UPCOMING: Saudi embassy in Washington says US officials have assured them that Revere student is not a suspect in Boston Marathon bombings.
BREAKING NEWS: Second victim identified in Boston Marathon bombings: Krystle Campbell of Arlington. She was 29 years old.
BREAKING NEWS: Source: Investigators found circuit board believed used to trigger marathon bombs. #Bostonmarathon
Injuries in #Boston Marathon terror attack now at 183; 23 critical; at least 9 of the injured are children.
Boston Marathon head says race will go on in 2014 http://es.pn/YRjAjI
@JimArmstrongWBZ: #BU grad student killed at #bostonmarathon is a Chinese national. #WBZ
Positive round up brightstarmara: http://brightstarmara.livejournal.com/3
Exclusive photos: Boston Marathon bomb http://www.myfoxboston.com/story/219960
1st image, obtained by @ABC, of a shredded backpack believed to have housed 1 of the bombs.