Explosions in Copley Square

by Zuri Berry on Apr 15, 2013 at 5:15 PM
Video shot by Steve Silva, Boston.com Producer, at the scene of the first explosion


Two explosions occurred near the Boston Marathon finish line at 2:50 p.m. The race was diverted before being halted as police and fire crews swept the area. Another device was found, which was purposely detonated by Boston Police at Boylston Street. Another incident at JFK Library, which was thought to be a fourth-related incident, is now being considered as a fire-related issue by the Boston Police Department. Two people are dead and 107 are injured. >>> This is a developing story.

UPDATE: Arrest made in Boston of suspect ID’d from CCTV video.. TV talking heads got it wrong, again! Actually, hollering ongoing between police bodies as to whether or not someone’s in custody. Cripes.

UPDATE: Live coverage via Reuters in Watertown, Massachusetts, following overnight shootout.

  1. MikeN says:

    Have they looked into the Harvard guy who committed suicide after he was caught trying to download and leak articles from a science journal?

    I notice that Sen Roger Wicker who was targeted with a ricin attack, has as one of the first links

    S.649 Center to Advance, Monitor, and Preserve University Security Safety Act of 2013

  2. GVS says:

    “This is a drill, this is only a drill. Do not be alarmed. Do not attempt to run away if you have just obtained a missing leg…”

  3. moss says:

    Press conference at 5PM EDT, today, will probably offer a photo of suspect placing one of the bombs on the sidewalk near Lord & Taylor’s.

    Y’all can protest the use of CCTV over at Ron Paul’s website.

    • MikeN says:

      Hey, I complained on this site when they used satellite technology to find a lost friend of one of the editors.

    • Tim says:

      Funny {in a ha, ha kind of way not funny queer…} how that didn’t happen after Jones posted the 4chan pics. They were all ready to roll out lone 20 something hoodie with backwards cap dude… where did he go? Pfft…aaannd, it’s gone.

      Trust those establishment-run CCTV’s on every intersection much, do we???

    • Tim says:

      I’m so dreadfully embarrased, moss — I thought you meant 5PM yesterday; I’m such a derp– of course, you meant today as it’s coming up now at 5PM.

      Tornadoes headed our way… Film at 11:00.

  4. King-4 News says:

    It’s un-american and I condemn you for it…


  5. MikeN says:

    Whoever did this bombing, perhaps in a few decades they will be hired by an Ivy League University, as Columbia hired Kathy Boudin, or perhaps they will have a movie glorify them made by Matt Damon, as Redford made The Company You Keep.
    Perhaps watching that movie inspired the bomber in the first place.

  6. Dallas says:

    Thank you two-term Pres Obama for quickly identifying and pursuing those responsible .