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DEVELOPING: Multiple casualties are reported after at least two explosions were heard near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, according to the Boston Herald.

Witnesses reportedly heard booms that sounded like two claps of thunder near the finish line inside the Fairmount Copley Plaza Hotel.

The explosions occurred just before 3 p.m. Video of the scene showed a number of emergency crews in the area tending to victims and blood on the ground near the finish line.

"I saw two explosions. The first one was beyond the finish line. I heard a loud bang and I saw smoke rising," Boston Herald reporter Chris Cassidy, who was running in the marathon, told the newspaper. "I kept running and I heard behind me a loud bang. It looked like it was in a trash can or something...There are people who have been hit with debris, people with bloody foreheads.

A photographer with Fox affiliate WFXT reported seeing a number of victims with lost limbs.

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 are a lot of people down," said one man, whose bib No. 17528 identified him as Frank Deruyter of North Carolina. He was not injured, but marathon workers were carrying one woman, who did not appear to be a runner, to the medical area as blood gushed from her leg. A Boston police officer was wheeled from the course with a leg injury that was bleeding.

About three hours after the winners crossed the line, there was a loud explosion on the north side of Boylston Street, just before the photo bridge that marks the finish line. Another thunderous explosion could be heard a few seconds later.

Runner Laura McLean of Toronto said she heard two explosions outside the medical tent.

"There are people who are really, really bloody," McLean said. "They were pulling them into the medical tent."

Cherie Falgoust was waiting for her husband, who was running the race. "I was expecting my husband any minute," she said. "I don't know what this building is ... it just blew. Just a big bomb, a loud boom, and then glass everywhere. Something hit my head. I don't know what it was. I just ducked."

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The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Wow...terrible..

My prayers go out to all the victims

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They're saying it was a total of three bombs planted. The third bomb that was found was set off by the police to prevent more injuries.

I'm suspecting this is the work of homemade terrorist.

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2 confirmed dead...23 injured
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They're saying it was a total of three bombs planted. The third bomb that was found was set off by the police to prevent more injuries.
I'm suspecting this is the work of homemade terrorist.
What is a "Homemade terrorist" Lol
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It was prolly Axe and thx.

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Jason wrote:
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What is a "Homemade terrorist" Lol
A terrorist who makes his bombs from home. Anything else?
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Wall Street sinks on commodities selloff, Boston blasts
April 15, 2013 4:09 PM ET

NEW YORK (Reuters)- The S&P 500 posted its worst day in more than four months on Monday, as big drops in the price of gold and other commodities triggered a broad selloff in equities.

The three major U.S. stock indexes extended declines in afternoon trading after reports of explosions near the finish line of the Boston Marathon.

The Dow Jones industrial average fell 265.86 points or 1.79 percent, to end unofficially at 14,599.20. The S&P 500 lost 36.48 points or 2.30 percent, to finish unofficially at 1,552.37. The Nasdaq Composite dropped 78.46 points or 2.38 percent, to close unofficially at 3,216.49.

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Multiple blasts , in close proximity , basically one right after the other.

Explosion occurs.........panicked crowd runs away from blast right into another blast that occurs seconds later.

This is how it happens in Tel Aviv or Jerusalem , and Hamas or al-Asqa Brigade is ususally behind it. Middle Eastern Islamic terrorist groups

It's way too early to speculate and point fingers. That said , I can't think of a domestic "terrorist" group capable of pulling this off.
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Jason wrote:
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What is a "Homemade terrorist" Lol
It's one you make at home out of duck tape, plastic milk jugs and bits of leftover toys.

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Arular wrote:
Wall Street sinks on commodities selloff, Boston blasts
April 15, 2013 4:09 PM ET
NEW YORK (Reuters)- The S&P 500 posted its worst day in more than four months on Monday, as big drops in the price of gold and other commodities triggered a broad selloff in equities.
The three major U.S. stock indexes extended declines in afternoon trading after reports of explosions near the finish line of the Boston Marathon.
The Dow Jones industrial average fell 265.86 points or 1.79 percent, to end unofficially at 14,599.20. The S&P 500 lost 36.48 points or 2.30 percent, to finish unofficially at 1,552.37. The Nasdaq Composite dropped 78.46 points or 2.38 percent, to close unofficially at 3,216.49.
It was already dropping due to gold selling at a record low.
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Multiple blasts , in close proximity , basically one right after the other.
Explosion occurs.........panicked crowd runs away from blast right into another blast that occurs seconds later.
This is how it happens in Tel Aviv or Jerusalem , and Hamas or al-Asqa Brigade is ususally behind it. Middle Eastern Islamic terrorist groups
It's way too early to speculate and point fingers. That said , I can't think of a domestic "terrorist" group capable of pulling this off.
u.s special forces/blackops?

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Mr Darcy wrote:
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It's one you make at home out of duck tape, plastic milk jugs and bits of leftover toys.
Don't forget the battery acid, cough syrup and drain cleaner.... Oops! That's the secret recipe you use for making your meth.

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So sad. We can not enjoy ourselves anymore without being paranoid, as soon as you let your guard down...this happens.
My condolences to the families and anyone on topix who had a loved one in boston.

...I wonder what the conspiracy theorists are going to say about this one.

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Gottz wrote:
It was prolly Axe and thx.
I'm betting on THX. Axe seem too scary, he probably jump and hide from the sound of bubble gum popping.

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I wonder if its a white guy. I want white trolls to speak out!

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Soul_Electronica wrote:
So sad. We can not enjoy ourselves anymore without being paranoid, as soon as you let your guard down...this happens.
My condolences to the families and anyone on topix who had a loved one in boston.
...I wonder what the conspiracy theorists are going to say about this one.
Well said Soul and I agree!

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I wonder if its a white guy. I want white trolls to speak out!
They're waiting on the pictures and hoping its not one of theirs.

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They also are beefing up security in NY and Washington.
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ROMPER STOMPER wrote:
Multiple blasts , in close proximity , basically one right after the other.
Explosion occurs.........panicked crowd runs away from blast right into another blast that occurs seconds later.
This is how it happens in Tel Aviv or Jerusalem , and Hamas or al-Asqa Brigade is ususally behind it. Middle Eastern Islamic terrorist groups
It's way too early to speculate and point fingers. That said , I can't think of a domestic "terrorist" group capable of pulling this off.
The usual bomb lunatic over here doesn't tend to go for a sophisticated plan, like this seems to be, but as for domestic, depends on definition.

The UK's bomb explosions by Muslims a few years ago were all by domestic home grown terrorists, the Imans radicalized them, that can happen to any kid.

But yes, you are right, it seems tactically planned, this takes time, you plant one and work out where people would run away for shelter, then plant another one there. That said, al Qaeda tends to go for more sensational multiple blasts.

TBH I hope it is just another lunatic loner, if it's not and one terrorist has managed to do this, then our security services are failing.

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