Thousands of people littered the streets of Boston for the annual Patriot day Boston Marathon. Two bombs’ exploded at the finish line of Monday's race. Two people were killed at the scene; dozens are reported to be
Thousands of people packed the streets of Boston for the annual Patriots Day Boston Marathon and Red Sox game. As the first groups of runners were crossing the finish line of Monday's race, two explosions went off at approximately 2:50 pm. The bombs were located in two trash cans on Boylston St. in Boston. The explosions have left two people dead and dozens injured. According to many sources the death count is expected to rise significantly. A 20 year old Saudi Arabian man has been taken into custody as a potential suspect. The FBI is treating this as a terrorist attack. Another explosion occurred at a nearby hotel; however police say it was not related to the bombings which are being referred to as the Boston Marathon Massacre.
If you are looking to contact anyone in the Boston area today, you may have difficulty as police have suspended cell phone activity due to concern that a phone may have been used to ignite the bomb. Train activity into Boston has also been suspended at this time. Witnesses have described the scene in Boston to be a chaotic warzone. Between today’s matinee Red Sox game and the marathon itself, Patriots day is usually one of the busiest days of the year in Boston. Whoever maybe behind this attack knew that today would be a day of high volume activity. The police have reported that the bombs were small explosive devices. President Barack Obama addressed the nation at 6pm; he described the people of Boston as tough minded people who will pull together in this tragedy. Obama vowed to find out how and why these events took place.
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