3 killed, more than 140 hurt in Boston Marathon bombing
Emergency personnel respond to the scene after two explosions went off near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday.
April 15th, 2013
11:46 PM ET

3 killed, more than 140 hurt in Boston Marathon bombing

  • Three killed - including 8-year-old boy - in bomb blasts near finish line of Boston Marathon, officials say. Area hospitals say at least 144 are injured, including eight children.
  • Two explosions happened at about 2:50 p.m., more than two hours after the first of the race's nearly 27,000 runners had crossed the finish line.
  • Boston.com journalist tells CNN "blood everywhere," people missing limbs.
  • Race called off; Red Cross and Google set up websites to help people find loved ones in the area
  • Full story here; also, see CNN affiliates WBZ; WCVB; WHDH

[Update, 11:05 a.m. ET Tuesday] This post is no longer being updated. For Tuesday's coverage, please read this story.

[Update, 11:41 p.m. ET] Stephen Segatore, a nurse who was at the medical tent near the finish line for the Boston Marathon, said emergency responders immediately went into mass-casualty mode.

"We had full trauma response at the scene," he told CNN. "We had physicians, nurses who are experienced in trauma care. We had EMTs and it was a full Level 1 trauma experience."

Segatore said he treated at least 25 people as those experienced in trauma care stepped forward while others treated people with minor injuries.

[Update, 11:35 p.m. ET] Saudi ambassador to the United States Adel Al-Jubeir  condemned the bombings in Boston and offered his condolences to victims' families.

“What occurred today in Boston is a heinous crime which contradicts the values of humanity.”  he said.

[Update, 10:52 p.m. ET] The total of injured has risen to 144 people, officials at Boston area hospitals said. That includes three additional patients at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

[Update, 10:41 p.m. ET] A law enforcement source in Boston tells CNN that investigators have a "number of active leads, and some good early progress in the forensics analysis."

[Update, 10:07 p.m. ET] Dr. Peter Fagenholz told reporters that there were 29 wounded people at Massachusetts General Hospital, eight of whom were in critical condition. Many of the people had shrapnel injuries to their lower extremites, he said.

"We have performed several amputations," he said.

There were no pediatric patients among the wounded, he said.

[Update, 9:38 p.m. ET] Dr. Allan Panter, who was near the finish line waiting for his wife who was running the race, told CNN he was standing about 20 to 25 feet from the first blast. He said he treated victims on the street after the explosion.

"I saw at least six to seven people down next to me," he said. "They protected me from the blast. One lady expired. One gentleman lost both his (lower) limbs. Most of the injuries were lower extremities. I could not figure out why the young lady had expired. I could not find any injury on her thorax."

[Update, 9:28 p.m. ET] Bill Iffrig, seen in video wearing an orange tank top and being blown over as he approached the finish line, told CNN's Piers Morgan that he was feeling OK after the blast.

"I got down to within about 15 feet of the finishing apron and heard just tremendous explosion, sounded like a bomb went off right next to me, and the shock waves just hit my whole body and my legs just started jittering around," he said. "I knew i was going down and so i ended up down on the blacktop."

Iffrig, 78, said he was assisted by one of the event volunteers, who helped him up so he could finish the race. After that, the worker looked for aid for Iffrig, who had just a scratch from his fall.

"He insisted on getting a wheelchair over there so we started to do that, but then before that was rounded up, i said my hotel's about six blocks away so I think I can make it okay. So they let me get out of there and I went on home to my wife."

[Update, 8:55 p.m. ET] A Saudi national with a leg wound was under guard at a Boston hospital in connection with the bombings at the Boston Marathon, but investigators cannot say he is involved at this time and he is not in custody, a law enforcement official said Monday evening.

[Update, 8:54 p.m. ET] Three people were killed in the bombings, Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis told reporters Monday night, raising the toll by one.

[Update, 8:52 p.m. ET] The FBI is taking the lead in the investigation, Rick DesLauriers, FBI Special Agent in Charge of the Boston field office, told reporters.

[Update, 8:44 p.m.ET ] The Boston Celtics home game against the Indiana Pacers, originally scheduled for Tuesday, was canceled, the NBA announced. With the regular season almost at its end, the contest will not be made up.

[Update, 8:36 p.m. ET] Investigators have warned law enforcement officers to be on the lookout for a "darker-skinned or black male" with a possible foreign accent in connection with Monday's bombings at the Boston Marathon, according to a law enforcement advisory obtained by CNN.

The man was seen with a black backpack and sweatshirt and was trying to get into a restricted area about five minutes before the first explosion, the lookout notice states.

[Update, 8:35 p.m.] Hospital workers have treated 141 people after the Boston Marathon bombings, officials at those facilities said Monday night. Two people died in the terror attack, including an 8-year-old boy, a state law enforcement source said.

[Update, 8:32 p.m.]  A statement has been issued by the race organizers: "The Boston Athletic Association extends its deepest sympathies to all those who were affected in any way by todays events.

"Today is a sad day for the City of Boston, for the running community, and for all those who were here to enjoy the 117th running of the Boston Marathon. What was intended to be a day of joy ...and celebration quickly became a day in which running a marathon was of little importance.

"We can confirm that all of the remaining runners who were out on the course when the tragic events unfolded have been returned to a community meeting area.

"At this time, runners bags in Boston which remain unclaimed may be picked up by runners presenting their bib number or proof of race participation at the Castle, at 101 Arlington Street, in Boston.

"At this time, we are cooperating with the City of Boston, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and all federal law enforcement officials.

"We would like to thank the countless people from around the world who have reached out to support us today."

[Update, 7:57 p.m. ET] Doctors are "pulling ball bearings out of people in the emergency room," a terrorism expert briefed on the investigation told CNN's Deborah Feyerick.

The same source said the blasts resulted in at least 10 lost limbs.

[Update, 7:43 p.m. ET] An 8-year-old boy was among those killed, a state law enforcement source said, according to CNN's John King.

[Update, 7:38 p.m. ET] At least 132 people - including eight children - have been injured in the bombings, according to Boston-area hospitals. Boston police earlier said that two people were killed.

At least 17 of the injured are in critical condition, and at least 25 are in serious condition, area hospitals said.

[Update, 7:08 p.m. ET] A witness, Marilyn Miller, told CNN that she was about 30 feet away from the first bomb when it went off. The second bomb came about 12 seconds after and about 50 to 100 yards away from the first, according to authorities and an analysis of video from the site.

Miller was waiting for a runner who, it turns out, was probably about 10 minutes away from the finish line.

"We saw injuries all around us," Miller said. Someone was putting pressure on a woman's neck. "A little boy, his leg was torn up. A woman, (people) were (shouting), 'Critical, critical, get out of out way!'"

[Update, 6:51 p.m. ET] At least 110 people have been injured in the bombings, according to Boston-area hospitals.

[Update, 6:49 p.m. ET] Boston cell phone services were overloaded in the wake of the blast, slowing the city's network dramatically and hampering the investigation in the early going, federal law enforcement officials told CNN.

Unconfirmed rumors began circulating on social media and elsewhere that law enforcement had shut down cell service to prevent more explosives from being detonated remotely. But mobile companies were saying that was never the case, CNN's Doug Gross reports.

"Verizon Wireless has not been asked by any government agency to turn down its wireless service," a spokesman for that company told CNN. "Any reports to that effect are inaccurate."

In other media reports, Sprint similarly denied being asked to shut down service.

Online, Bostonians were being encouraged to stay off of their mobile phones except for emergencies and even open up their wireless connections to help take the load off of the cellular data network.

"If you live or run a business in #Boston near bombsite (please) open your wifi for people to use," tweeted Disaster Tech Lab, an Irish nonprofit dedicated to providing technology to assist in emergency situations.

[Update, 6:47 p.m. ET] Initial tests indicate that the two bombs were small and possibly crude, with the tests not indicating any high-grade explosive material was used, a federal law enforcement official with knowledge of the investigation told CNN national security contributor and former homeland security adviser Fran Townsend.

The source said the FBI considers the incident a terrorist attack, "but they've made clear to me they do not know at this time whether those responsible for the attack were a foreign or domestic group," Townsend said.

A woman comforts another, who appears to have suffered an injury to her hand.

[Update, 6:35 p.m. ET] U.S. Rep. Bill Keating, D-Massachusetts, said an unexploded device was found at a hotel on Boylston Street, and another unexploded device was found at an undisclosed location.

Keating, who is a member of the House Homeland Security committee and has spoken to law enforcement sources, tells CNN's Dierdre Walsh that the incidents were a "sophisticated, coordinated, planned attack."

Runners who had not finished the race were stopped before the Massachusetts Avenue overpass on Commonwealth Avenue.

[Update, 6:14 p.m. ET] More from President Obama, who just wrapped up his brief statement at the White House: "We still do not know who did this or why ... but make no mistake: We will get to the bottom of (this). We will find out who did this. We will find out why they did this. ... Any responsible groups will feel the full weight of justice."

[Update, 6:11 p.m. ET] President Barack Obama is speaking about the bombings now: “The American people will say a prayer for Boston tonight, and Michelle and I send out deepest thoughts and prayers to the victims," Obama said at the White House.

A man embraces a young girl after the attacks.

[Update, 5:59 p.m. ET] John Manis, an eyewitness in his 50s, was about 200 feet away from the finish line near the Prudential building when the bombings occurred. He felt the blast to the point that it made him and others around him jump in the air, and some others around him fell down on the ground, he said, according to CNN's Eden Pontz.

Manis said he heard two blasts about five seconds apart. He said there was confusion all around him, and he was hustled into the nearby Mandarin Hotel. Officials wouldn’t let them leave the hotel for a bit, and he says all who were there were all frisked by police. He said that when he left, he saw broken storefronts and lots of blood.

A man comforts a victim on the sidewalk at the scene of the first explosion.

[Update, 5:51 p.m. ET] President Barack Obama is expected to deliver a statement at about 6:10 p.m. ET from the White House.

A runner reacts near Kenmore Square after the two terrorist bombings near the Boston Marathon’s finish line.

[Update, 5:35 p.m. ET] Google has established a person-finder related to the Boston bombings. People who are looking for someone or have information about someone can make reports there.

[Update, 5:31 p.m. ET] Boston police now appear to be backing away from their commissioner's earlier statement that a third incident - at the JFK Library 5 miles from the finish line - might have been related to the Boston Marathon blasts.

On Twitter, Boston police say: "Update JFK incident appears to be fire related."

An injured person is taken away from the scene.

[Update, 5:21 p.m. ET] Precautions are being taken at the White House because of the Boston explosions, CNN’s Jessica Yellin reports. See that in the video below, as well as Vice President Joe Biden's reaction to the incident:

[Update, 5:17 p.m. ET] In the video below, a man describes the initial blast, saying the impact was so strong it “almost blew my head off.” He was not injured, but saw many people sustain horrific injuries.

[Update, 5:15 p.m. ET] The Boston Globe is reporting a much higher injury count. They report that more than 100 people are being treated for injuries, citing local hospitals.

https://twitter.com/BostonGlobe

[Update, 5:10 p.m. ET] Hospitals now say they are treating as many as 51 wounded after the bombings. Two people have been killed, according to Boston police.

Emergency personnel respond to the scene after two explosions went off near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday.

[Update, 5:09 p.m. ET] It will take a long time to clear the area, because lots of people dropped bags and whatever else they had when the finish-line blasts happened. Authorities have to check all of those bags, and bomb squads "may be blowing things up over the next few hours" out of precaution, Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis said.

In the words of Boston Globe political reporter Cynthia Needham, on Twitter:

Thousands of runners still had yet to finish the race when the bombs exploded in a spectator area along Boylston Street near the finish line, CNN executive producer Matt Frucci at the scene.

[Update, 4:58 p.m. ET] New details from Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis:

- A third explosion happened at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library "about a half-hour ago." The library is about 5 miles southeast of the Boston Marathon finish line.
- Police don't immediately know whether that explosion is related to the two near the Boston Marathon finish line.
- The two blasts near the finish line - along Boylston Street near Copley Square - "happened 50 to 100 yards apart."
- "We're recommending to people that they stay home ... and that they don't go anyplace and congregate in large crowds."
- Relatives of people who may be missing in the area can call the mayor's hotline at 617-635-4500.
- Anyone who has information about the bombings or saw anything suspicious can call 1-800-494-TIPS.

[Update, 4:46 p.m. ET] Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick says “this is a horrific day in Boston."

"My thoughts and prayers are with those who have been injured," Patrick said in a statement released this afternoon. "I have been in touch with the president, Mayor Menino and our public safety leaders. Our focus is on making sure that the area around Copley Square is safe and secured. I am asking everyone to stay away from Copley Square and let the first responders do their jobs.”

A man lays on the ground after the explosions in Boston.

[Update, 4:45 p.m. ET] It appears that so many people are using cell phones in the center of Boston, consistent service is hard to get - and the overload is hampering the investigation, two federal law enforcement sources tell CNN.

A person who was injured in an explosion near the finish line of the Boston Marathon is taken away from the scene.

[Update, 4:40 p.m. ET] Another journalist says she saw victims who lost limbs. This account is from Boston Globe political reporter Cynthia Needham:

"Outside MGH: Head of emergency medicine says 19 have been brought to MGH, six critically injured, some with amputations," she posted to Twitter.

Earlier, we noted that Boston.com sports producer Steve Silva reported that he "saw dismemberment" and "blood everywhere."

[Update, 4:37 p.m. ET] Organizers with the London Marathon, scheduled for this coming Sunday, have taken notice.

"We are deeply saddened and shocked by the news from Boston," London Marathon officials said Monday. "Our immediate thoughts are with the people there and their families. It is a very sad day for athletics and for our friends and colleagues in marathon running. Our security plan is developed jointly with the Metropolitan Police and we were in contact with them as soon as we heard the news."

[Update, 4:30 p.m. ET] Boston firefighters have found what they believe is an unexploded device after the blasts, a government official said, according to CNN's Joe Johns.

Police officers with their guns drawn hear the second explosion down the street. The first explosion knocked down a runner at the finish line.

[Update, 4:27 p.m. ET] "I saw blood everywhere," Boston.com sports producer Steve Silva told Boston.com.

Silva told the news outlet that he was near the finish line when the explosions happened. He said he saw a number of injuries in the area where spectators were. He saw "someone lost their leg," and he said "people are crying, people are confused."

"It was just an explosion, it came out of nowhere," he said. "There are multiple injuries. I saw dismemberment, I saw blood everywhere. People are badly injured."

[Update, 4:19 p.m. ET] We have a new injury count: According to hospital officials, at least 28 people are being treated for injuries connected to this afternoon's blasts near the Boston Marathon finish line.

Nineteen were being treated at Massachusetts General and nine at Tufts Medical Center, officials at those facilities said. Boston police earlier put the number of victims at two dead and 22 hurt.

A person who was injured in an explosion near the finish line of the 117th Boston Marathon is taken away from the scene in a wheelchair.

[Update, 4:16 p.m. ET] "People started scrambling, pushing, shoving" when the explosions happened in a sidewalk area along Boylston Street, near the finish line in the Copley Square area, says CNN executive producer Matt Frucci at the scene.

Frucci said he heard the blasts.

"After the dust settled, (I saw) six or seven people strewn about the area where the second (explosion) was.

Emergency personnel respond to the scene after two explosions went off near the finish line of the 117th Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013.

[Update, 4:11 p.m. ET] A Red Cross website has been established to help people find loved ones in the area.

"Individuals can register themselves as safe or search for loved ones," Massachusetts' emergency management agency says.

[Update, 4:08 p.m. ET] At least two people have been killed and 22 are injured in the apparent bombings near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, Boston police say.

An explosion rips through a location near the finish line of the Boston Marathon.

[Update, 4:02 p.m. ET]  A Massachusetts General Hospital spokeswoman tells CNN 19 victims  have been brought in.

[Update,3:57 p.m. ET] On their Twitter page, Boston marathon officials made this announcement: "There were two bombs that exploded near the finish line in today's Boston Marathon. We are working with law enforcement to understand what exactly has happened."

[Update, 3:53 p.m. ET] New York is taking precautions as a result of the explosions at the Boston Marathon.

In a written statement, New York Police Department Deputy Commissioner Paul Browne said: "We're stepping up security at hotels and other prominent locations in the city through deployment of the NYPD's critical response vehicles until more about the explosion is learned.

[Update, 3:45 p.m. ET] Paramedics were treating several victims at the scene, and police ordered onlookers to back away from the area. Troops from the Massachusetts National Guard were assisting police as well.

Onlooker Josh Matthews said he heard the blast, then saw police running toward the scene.

"We just heard a lot of sirens, and people were kind of frantic, and it was a bad situation, so we got out of there," he said.

[Update, 3:37 p.m.] Four victims of explosions near the Boston Marathon finish line are at the emergency room at Massachusetts General Hospital, a hospital spokeswoman told CNN. She had no information about the victims' conditions.

[Posted at 3:25 p.m. ET] A pair of explosions rocked the finish line at the Boston Marathon on Monday afternoon, injuring at least a half-dozen people, a CNN producer at the scene said.

The blasts occurred a few seconds apart, shrouding downtown Boston's Copley Square in smoke. Paramedics were treating several victims at the scene, and police ordered onlookers to back away from the area, CNN Producer Matt Frucci reported.

The explosions occurred about 2:45 p.m., about an hour after the first runners had crossed the finish line, Frucci said.

soundoff (2,721 Responses)
  1. Cisc

    This is insane!

    April 15, 2013 at 3:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • VetSV

      Smith so hypocritical and dumb .insensitive of u .. making fun of death carnage of Americans ..

      April 15, 2013 at 8:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • ronald reagan

      stop all immigration now seal the borders deport all illegals forcefully now

      April 15, 2013 at 8:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Paulwisc

      To ronald reagan -

      ...says the scared anonymous white guy, fearful of losing his status in society.

      But it's already too late, you know.

      April 15, 2013 at 9:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • ayatollah

      uhm, Ronald Reagan is dead

      April 15, 2013 at 10:39 pm | Report abuse |
  2. tyler eastabrook

    Find those responsible and end their existance

    April 15, 2013 at 3:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • san

      existence

      April 15, 2013 at 4:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ralph

      Yep.

      April 15, 2013 at 4:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • Pricilla

      Maybe it's time to reconsider PUBLIC HANGINGS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We need to do something to deter these sickos!

      April 15, 2013 at 5:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jim Brody

      I'm sure the police and the justice system appreciate your advice.

      April 15, 2013 at 5:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • mrdylan

      And this is why it was done by your government just like 911 and every time before it that they needed you people to feel fear. Wake up.

      April 15, 2013 at 9:11 pm | Report abuse |
  3. John

    I have a gut feeling a couple of steam pipes blew, like what happened in NYC in 2007 and blew a crater in the street

    April 15, 2013 at 3:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • *Alicia

      I really hope that's the case. Not some lunatic. :-/

      April 15, 2013 at 3:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • MarkinFL

      Steam does not leave powder burns.

      April 15, 2013 at 4:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ralph

      I hope you are right.

      April 15, 2013 at 4:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • Josiah

      Two potholes exploding at very close timing? I don't think so.

      April 15, 2013 at 5:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jimbo

      During the busiest, most street-crowded day in Boston?

      April 15, 2013 at 7:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • ayatollah

      NOT! boy, are you a dummy

      April 15, 2013 at 10:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • gzrock

      More like the Times Square bombing that failed. But this bombing didn't.

      April 15, 2013 at 10:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • newsrell

      They found BALL BEARINGs in victims. This proved that the explosions were man-made, ith the intention to injure and kill.

      April 15, 2013 at 10:57 pm | Report abuse |
  4. USA

    WOW! 😦

    April 15, 2013 at 3:43 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Rob

    Find those responsible and send them to my cell. I will take care of them.

    April 15, 2013 at 3:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • Get Em!

      thank you!

      April 15, 2013 at 6:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • ayatollah

      you gonna bang them?

      April 15, 2013 at 10:40 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Charles

    Obama is a great and wonderful president. This has nothing to do with radical Islam. Remain calm. The right wing detractors and military industrial complex will say this is a bad time to sequester and downsize the military. This was probably some deranged domestic terrorist.

    April 15, 2013 at 3:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • Snap

      Thanks Obama

      April 15, 2013 at 4:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • Shawn

      DHS people, not Obama.

      April 15, 2013 at 5:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • Texhimself

      Fool.

      April 15, 2013 at 5:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jackson

      Really???? Thanks Obama???? How on earth can you possibly blame this on the President? Do you know who did this? Do you know why? Were you involved somehow? Should the police be questioning you?

      Or are you just a pathetic blowhard using this tragedy for your tired talking point?

      It's a shame you weren't standing next to the first one when it went off. Losing you would actually benefit society as a whole.

      What an absolutely vile, disgusting piece of trash you are.

      April 15, 2013 at 6:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • brandon

      You my friend are a complete idiot Obama is not a real president every.time someone has proof he's not a citizen they dissappear have fun defending YOUR president you terrorist wishing harm on someone else.

      April 15, 2013 at 7:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • Marjorie Principe

      I agree!!! The government is useless!

      April 15, 2013 at 6:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • Phattee

      I haven't seen such a repulsive, callous reaction to death and tragedy since the far right's reaction to Newtown.

      April 15, 2013 at 6:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • poster boy

      lol really?

      April 15, 2013 at 7:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • Brent

      Yeah... Where was that comment when the towers were leveled. There was some top notch security on that watch- #fail

      April 15, 2013 at 7:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Obama

      You're welcome.

      April 15, 2013 at 8:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • Shhhhh

      Remember when over 3,000 people died when G.W. was president?

      April 15, 2013 at 9:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sam

      There is no place for this sort of crap. Period. Lets mourn, gather facts, and then have an intelligent discussion about what happened and why and how we should respond. If you aren't down for that program, spew hate at your house into your mirror and save us from having to read it here. Even better, just post the things you would actually say to someone's face.

      April 15, 2013 at 9:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • Name*Carol Ann Marie Boston Native

      AMEN

      April 15, 2013 at 9:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • retphxfire

      For what? What do you want that is soooo different than the bush/cheney years? They ignored years of intelligence that should have prevented 9/11 if they weren't no arrogant (or wanting an excuse to go to war?). There have been these style attacks under all late 20th and early 21st century Presidents. Atlanta, Okla City, NYC....so stop being an ignorant extremist, by choice, and start being a patriot by ending the stupid comments and standing WITH every other citizen. The bad guys win when people like you continue your hateful, divisive rhetoric. Shame on you.

      April 15, 2013 at 10:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • ayatollah

      yo mama

      April 15, 2013 at 10:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • newsrell

      Indeed be grateful to your president. If he didn't succeed in weeding out Bin laden, there would be more and bigger attacks.

      April 15, 2013 at 10:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ricksta

      Why Obama?

      April 16, 2013 at 1:41 am | Report abuse |
    • mike

      great and wonderful. lol.....

      April 15, 2013 at 4:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • Me

      what is? you think this is funny? I think you need to be investigated.

      April 15, 2013 at 7:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • bebe

      Yup, domestic

      April 15, 2013 at 6:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • ladeeda

      perhaps

      April 15, 2013 at 7:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • w.p. jones

      I am thinking the occupy movement is behind this as well. Good call bebe

      April 15, 2013 at 7:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • steve

      but this happened on his watch...what is he going to do now...who is he going to blame...Mass is a big democratic state so is this going to be bush's fault or will he finally take some responsiblity and act presidential...doubt it

      April 15, 2013 at 6:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • Victor

      How do you suppose you can blame any president for a random act at least while nothing is known yet it's a been a few hours.

      April 15, 2013 at 6:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • Brad

      Baffles me that you choose to make this a political rant.

      April 15, 2013 at 6:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • gmoney810

      How about showing some class and some respect for the victims before politicizing such a tragedy???

      April 15, 2013 at 6:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • Placebo

      nonsense, should he be viewing every corner of America via satellite in order to guard our country? You're hysterically unintelligent.

      April 15, 2013 at 6:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • ironfray

      I know without a doubt that he won't be blaming Iraq..

      April 15, 2013 at 7:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • ew

      He will blame the people that planted the bombs. You should try it.

      April 15, 2013 at 7:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • David

      Yes Steve, you are right that Obama will make sure that we are looking for the right people and just anybody to blame. That is very responsible of the president, Obama. He will make sure that justice is served. He led in the capturing of bin laden. So, I trust that Obama will make sure that there is a full investigation to lead to capture of those responsible.

      April 15, 2013 at 7:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jimbo

      Ridiculous – He's going to go after the terrorists like ANY president would. And of course it wasn't Bush's fault that 911 was on his watch – evil is everywhere and no president can stop it completely. Quit blaming Obama as he hasn't blamed or apologized or any of the crap you guys keep saying he does.

      April 15, 2013 at 7:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • sharonda

      You all look so stupid blaming the president for this. I'm praying for all of you. Ignorance is bliss

      April 15, 2013 at 7:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • Michael-Oliver

      It is as if u r happy that this has happened.. The country has been attacked, people has lost lives and loved ones, and the first that comes to your mind its"its obama's fault", its been couple hrs since the tragedy has happened and u have already got to such heartless conclusion

      I think you hate americans more than u love america. U are a sick man

      April 15, 2013 at 7:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • Paulwisc

      Steve, you make no sense at all.

      April 15, 2013 at 7:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • John Hill

      this country has been ripping other countries off for years you reap what you so get real prayer do not work.

      April 15, 2013 at 7:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • babs

      Really? now's not the time.

      April 15, 2013 at 7:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • MZ

      How could any reasonably intelligent person blame Obama for this. How is something like this even REMOTELY in his control? You people will blame Obama if you stubbed your toe. Perhaps in the future we can critique how he handles this situation, but to blame him for the occurrence shows you have nothing between your ears and your opinion is worth less than nothing to me.

      April 15, 2013 at 8:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jay

      I love your point. I'm just waiting for some liberal or democrat to say Bush is at fault. What will this "amazing" president do now? Stop playing golf? What makes a "tea bagger" any worse then your liberal? Just because you're the one saying it? Pretty sure the "tea baggers" are just as mad at this situation as everyone else. Leave your unwitty poor excuse for words to yourself.

      April 15, 2013 at 8:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • Theninthchevron

      You put it perfectly, "Leave your unworthy poor excuse for words to yourself." The problem is that your "liberals" assuming you mean crazy lefties, correct? And their "tea baggers" aka crazy righties, are all horrible. Any radical in any direction is as crazy and stupid as a two party system is to begin with.

      April 15, 2013 at 10:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • ca2011

      Well, how much of responsibility should he take? The wars the previous administration started pretty much created majority of new terrorists. Obama's responsibility lies in the fact that he didn't undo a lot of previous administration's policies and failed to throw criminals such as Bush, Cheney and Rumsfeld to jail.

      April 15, 2013 at 8:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • Iris

      Steve, we need time to investigate and get to the bottom of this tragedy...Do not jump into any conclusions and start blaming anyone and much less the president ....and who ever did it let justice to be served .....patience Please...I have a question for you ...how the president is responsible for this act? Think before you write?

      April 15, 2013 at 8:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • Seyedibar

      Maybe we shouldn't point fingers so fast considering how Bush got it wrong, blaming bin Laden and Iraq for 9-11, when it turned out later to be the Egyptian and Saudi Muslim Brotherhoods.

      April 15, 2013 at 9:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • jade

      As you are so clever and know so much, why don't you tell us what the President should do?

      April 15, 2013 at 10:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • SomeDude

      I hope you know that Obama has taken responsibility for several stuff. One of them were the attacks on the U.S Embassies in the Middle East last year. Did you know about that? Probably not since you have your head so far up your ass you probably have not even paid attention to what really is happening. Just got to blame Obama about everything Right? And listen to what Fox has to say. And this is not something we should blame Obama for the same way we shouldn't blame 9/11 on Bush.

      April 15, 2013 at 10:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • Nikole's Mom

      We need prayer not criticism of our President.

      April 15, 2013 at 11:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • Manny Venegas

      Sorry my friend, but you can't blame it on politics, this is a tragedy and a crime. These things happen in spite of whoever is running the country, there is no way to oversee something like this. This is an act of terror, and the only ones to blame are the perpetrators. I think you have a misguided perspective of the situation.

      April 15, 2013 at 11:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • yvonne s medina

      Really, you can honestly go to sleep tonight with a clear
      Conscious and blame the President. The same man that has keep our country safe from harm entering our back yards. Get real. Wake up and smell the roses. If you must blame someone blame people like yourself that are trying to destroy our freedom in our own country by posting blame on an innocent person. Yes I am an OBAMA supporter.. And VERY PROUD OF IT.

      April 16, 2013 at 2:13 am | Report abuse |
    • Jason

      The Boston police chief should resign.... but he won't throw aaway the cushy pension he deserves.

      April 16, 2013 at 1:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • Eddie

      You sir.... are an idiot for blaming Obama. Something random like this should not be a case for political attacks. This is the reason why republicans are getting taken less and less seriously every generation.

      April 17, 2013 at 11:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • Beast

      You don't know who did this, so stop blaming people Charles.

      April 15, 2013 at 6:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • IAB

      Beast u are telling the truth. YOU ARE ONE OF THE MORE INTELLIGENT ONES ON THIE SITE.

      Thank you for your statement, I pray all will read and comply.

      April 15, 2013 at 6:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ericka

      SO sad how people are so damn quick to point the finger. When a white person kills more than 20 people that person isn;t even labeled a Terrorist when indeed he is. Go learn to stop being racist maybe it would be a better place to live in. Ungrateful people.

      April 15, 2013 at 7:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • haha

      >Obama is a great and wonderful president.

      stopped reading there.

      April 15, 2013 at 6:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • pjones006

      I was surprised you were able to read that far. Congratulations.

      April 15, 2013 at 7:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • BO Stinks

      Most people do the same.

      April 15, 2013 at 7:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ecc

      ditto

      April 15, 2013 at 7:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • bruce torrell

      hahaha, same here.... Survey says: (((((( errrrrrrr )))))) FAIL!

      April 15, 2013 at 7:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • John

      He might be, when the comparisons are between Obama, Hitler, Stalin, or that little boy leading North Korea right now.

      April 15, 2013 at 8:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • Allen

      Who cares about how great or bad the president is ? people are hurt and dead. Put aside the left and right pony show for one day.

      April 15, 2013 at 6:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mack Eavelo

      What difference does it make?...... Right?

      April 15, 2013 at 8:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • raj

      i think when there is terrorism it really matters what kind of leader the country or state has. I think a city by itself cannot respond handle such incidents.

      April 15, 2013 at 8:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dean Johnson

      Well said Allen. to anyone trying to use this incident as a soap box please don't out of simple respect

      April 15, 2013 at 8:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • MArk

      Never let a tragedy go to waste

      April 15, 2013 at 9:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • Greg

      Thank you, it's nice to be a little original in the usual crowd of a.)Blame the government b) blame the foreigners c.) conspiracy lemmings that populate the internet now

      April 15, 2013 at 11:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • Heather

      I agree! Come on Republican, Democrats, Blacks, Whites, Hispanics, etc. It doesn't matter. We are ALL Americans. We are all human. It is time to stop blaming fello Americans and right wing this, left wing that, whites are prejudice, blacks are too, this and that. STOP. Stop being prejudice. Stop pointing the finger. Stop talking. If you can come up with some words of encouragement for those who have lost their family member or friend. Type away. If you have answers to all of our countries problems...type away on another blog. Right now you need to reach out. You need to pray...really pray even if you have never before...and start that relationship with God. Because in the end, in the beginning and right NOW He IS the only ONE that will be waiting for you should you find yourself in the situation like some of those who ran the marathon. Each day is a gift...Our country is a gift. If you don't like something that bad then move. Yes, move. One less complainer. It stinks to hear about what everyone in our country can and should do...I've been on that band wagon too. But, quit writing and bickering about it...anddo something about it. You can rally to make changes or maybe keep it simple and move.

      April 16, 2013 at 12:28 am | Report abuse |
    • L

      Very well said. The only person to blame is the person who planted the bombs. Everyone needs to stop bringing politics into this horrific tragedy and think about all of the innocent people who were killed. This is now an opportunity for us to reflect on our lives and how lucky we are to be reading this article and not being a part of it. This was truly a wrong place at the wrong time event and shows us how precious life is. Instead of getting all riled up about the president, be thankful that you were not at the wrong place at the wrong time today. I have such a high respect for Boston marathon runners, or any runners for that matter, and they did not deserve this. They are all strong role models and this day will never be forgotten. I know that this tragedy has made me realize how grateful I should be for my life and I hope it has made others realize the same thing.

      April 16, 2013 at 3:42 am | Report abuse |
    • Richy

      Because you think one deranged domestic terrorist could make bombs, put them that 3 remote locations fairly quickly to go unnoticed, then set them off? This is obviously a terrorist organization that knows what they are doing. It's obviously multiple people, organized, with the necessary resources, that hate this country and the world.

      April 15, 2013 at 6:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • Chris

      Actually they could Richy. Easily. And they have before, too.

      April 15, 2013 at 7:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • jez

      I guess Allah is doing the Harlem Shuffle...

      April 15, 2013 at 8:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • Do a bit of research

      It is totally possible for someone on the domestic front to be able to pull off a tragic act like this. It doesn't take an organization to do something like this. Just look back at domestic bombings in the past, especially the Oklahoma City Bombing. Done by 2 derranged people right here at home, and what was the outcome? 168 dead, and over 500 more injured. Not to mention, the extensive damage that the city itself sustained. I'm not going to say that it was definitely someone here at home, or an organization. I'm just saying that pointing fingers and making assumptions before we have really any details (that are onfirmed as true I might add) only makes the chaos worse.

      April 15, 2013 at 10:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • Big Shiz

      It could also be a right wing militia.

      April 16, 2013 at 2:21 am | Report abuse |
    • Wondering

      Yes more likely some home based disgruntled individual(s).

      April 15, 2013 at 6:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • turat

      As usual, the US is going to blame this to the North Koreans. Now or anytime soon, America has all the justifications to attack NoKor!!!!

      April 15, 2013 at 8:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • sevenveils

      Deranged domestic Islamic terrorist you mean.

      April 15, 2013 at 6:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • eviltaxpayer

      Well we know what the newest distraction will be for obamas mind numbed robots- "bomb control laws"!
      I hope this doesnt effect his golfing and partys at the whitehouse with his 1%ers from hollywood.

      April 15, 2013 at 6:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • James

      Yes, president Obama is smart not to speculate. Good job Obama.

      April 15, 2013 at 7:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • Matt

      Grow up. This is a tragic event, not something to use against your political opponents.

      April 15, 2013 at 7:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sera

      As much as I disagree with Obama, right now is not the time for your rhetoric. United we stand, divided we fall...where do you stand?

      April 15, 2013 at 7:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dump obama

      This has nothing to do with Islam? How the hell would you know ? This is what they do. Where've you been for the last 100 years?

      April 15, 2013 at 6:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • James

      Your right, Obama did a great job not to speculate.

      April 15, 2013 at 7:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • ken

      come on man, we are all sad and angry about this event, but what you said is more than inappropriate. Claming every Islam is killer and bomber, you got to be kidding me.

      April 15, 2013 at 7:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dump obama

      This has nothing to do with Islam? How the hell would you know? I'm waiting for obama to apologize to the muslims like he always does.

      April 15, 2013 at 6:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • Really?

      Could you perhaps provide a link to a video showing Obama apologizing to Muslims for me? I'm really confused because I don't remember that ever happening.

      April 15, 2013 at 8:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • Just one

      Exactly!

      April 15, 2013 at 10:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • Badboy

      Hate to break the bad news to you but there are defensive weapon systems currently being developed to counter domestic terrorism. When it hit's home, all the anti-defense bumper stickers tend to get peeled off the car bumpers in a hurry and the liberals cancel their sitting around the campfire singing Kumbaya.

      April 15, 2013 at 6:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • my 2 cents

      Western bombers usually focus on the targets of their anger... the IRA focuses on British government targets, Timothy McVeigh had a beef with the Feds...hit the federal building directly.

      This is a ME style attack... no particular target...just anyone -everyone...

      April 15, 2013 at 11:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ruth

      I agree with you Charles. The people that did this are real cowards. So sad that some people are sick with this kind of hatred.

      April 15, 2013 at 6:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • banana breath

      I'm still trying to figure out if this is satire or not. It is exactly what our big gov would love everyone to believe.

      April 15, 2013 at 6:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • sam

      Why are you posting the same thing over and over? Knock it off, it wasn't even clever to begin with.

      April 15, 2013 at 7:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • GodofLunaticsCreation

      You have that totally backwards unless that was an attempt at sarcasm.

      April 15, 2013 at 7:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • Charlie

      There has been absolutely zero evidence that in any way incriminates Islamic extremists. All of you claiming that this is Obama's fault, you do understand that he is one man and not a superhero right? He can't be everywhere at once and in no way is he to blame for this travesty. It would be up to Boston PD or maybe even Homeland Security to sweep the area for explosives. A horrible event occurred today let's not worry about pointing fingers but instead mourn our losses and try to find out who's responsible.

      April 15, 2013 at 7:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • Daniel

      If you think any figure in our political system is great and wonderful, then you are the one who is deranged.

      April 15, 2013 at 7:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • bajadelmar

      Exactly similar to Andrew Joseph Stack III.

      April 15, 2013 at 7:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • igbr

      Obama just supports islam and that it.
      There is no radical islam , all islam is radical, no un radical

      April 15, 2013 at 7:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • carl

      obama did it so he could use it for his anti gun campaign. but he will blame it on the white man.

      April 15, 2013 at 7:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ted

      With a 3d bomb and tapes, they already have a good idea if this is alQaida or home-grown nuts.

      April 15, 2013 at 7:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • Libs=usefulidiots

      Actually, a 20 year old Saudi male national is being held as a suspect. Funny how CNN doesn't mention it. If it was a white male, it would be in the headline.

      April 15, 2013 at 7:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • Traye

      Dude its domestic. Foreign terrorists have way bigger bombs than these amateur bombs. Trust me. Look at it. The bombs were jus like a pipe bomb. There so small.

      April 15, 2013 at 7:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • James PDX

      I didn't see those right wingers stop this. In fact, what have they stopped except some gay marriages?

      April 15, 2013 at 7:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • BO Stinks

      Obama is a great president – stopped right there...

      April 15, 2013 at 8:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • Scott

      So sorry to burst your lib bubble Charles, but the NY Post is reporting that a Saudi national is the suspect.

      Scott

      April 15, 2013 at 8:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • Guy

      "Obama is a great and wonderful president."

      Sorry – based on what again?
      Too bad you played your hand with the 'right wing' comment, thus nothing you say carries any weight nor merit.

      April 15, 2013 at 8:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • Becerly Seacey

      yep, another loser-male like Timothy McVey

      April 15, 2013 at 8:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • xfiler93

      They are now looking for a dark skinned or black, middle eastern descent most likely. You libs always love to blame the DOMESTIC don't you? Outrageous.

      April 15, 2013 at 8:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • JC

      Will you apologize if you are wrong and it does turn out to be Islam-related? I have my doubts that you will.

      April 15, 2013 at 9:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • jonat

      The facts say a Saudi here on a student visa is the prime suspect, has nothing to do with your politics

      April 15, 2013 at 9:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • jimmybob

      Exactly, why on earth would radicals fly half way across the world for a marathon?

      April 15, 2013 at 9:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • Meki60

      regardless of who did it, Obama is a charlatan

      April 15, 2013 at 10:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • real american

      Obama is worthless just like homeland security

      April 15, 2013 at 10:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • rickstr

      A domestic terrorist with dark skin and a foreign accent? Ah....OK

      April 15, 2013 at 10:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • Widow

      Great and wonderful? Added 7 trillion in debt on a stimulus with zero sustainability.. Made a healthcare bill that just a month ago said is going to actually cost another 250-300 billion and every insurance provider is telling people to expect a 20-30% increase in rates.. He has no clue about spending reduction and isn't even getting along with his own party.. Yeah great president.. What a joke

      April 15, 2013 at 10:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • gzrock

      This was a terror attack. Tell Obama, he thinks it was a tragedy. A Muslim newspaper has called for doing this at sporting events on holidays. Hello, the radical left is enabling those who want to kill us with their excuses.

      April 15, 2013 at 10:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • James

      Thank you for the common sense. People need to stop jumping to conclusions that it was terrorism from outside the US immediately after something like this happens. I can't see this as any more than yet another benefit for the government and other authoritarian government bodies to tighten the leash they have around their nations. There is more of a chance that it was a bomber from the inside of the nation rather than some outside terrorist group. It could always happen but why are we jumping the gun and calling it some radical Muslim terrorist group before we actually know. But for all we know they could be lying about the source of the bombing anyway.

      April 15, 2013 at 11:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jeff Walters

      What an intelligent statement.... Clueless idiot.

      April 16, 2013 at 3:05 am | Report abuse |
    • unknown

      Obama is not a great president. But we can have our own opinions. if he was a good president why has too many bad things happen to good people.

      April 17, 2013 at 10:13 am | Report abuse |
  7. nsaide

    Catch em. Try em, then cage em!

    April 15, 2013 at 3:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • David

      Don't even cage them.

      April 15, 2013 at 3:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • Simone

      BS! As Egypt & China build their Military WE should squash ours? Ever pay attention to a little Country called North Korea? Dumb butts born & speak everyday!

      April 15, 2013 at 4:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ralph

      How about catch them, try them, remove them from life?

      April 15, 2013 at 5:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • Name*Lesley

      Please find who ever is responsible and hang them in Copley square

      April 15, 2013 at 7:07 pm | Report abuse |
  8. david phillips

    my payers go out to boston hope ever one is ok my god be with tham

    April 15, 2013 at 3:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • pk

      my payers too

      April 15, 2013 at 3:58 pm | Report abuse |
  9. robin collins

    perhaps we need to be patrolling our own shores with more vigilance? Prayers are with the people hurt.

    April 15, 2013 at 3:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • MarkinFL

      We do. But a free society will always have to deal with such horrors. You can't stop every extremist or lunatic.

      April 15, 2013 at 4:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • jason400

      Sure you can, take away all guns, explosives, knifes, sharp sticks, pencils, hammers and everyone will be safe. You know, kinda like CA!!

      April 15, 2013 at 5:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • FoxHere

      if you do take out said items, jason, people will just Import Them... Duh...

      April 15, 2013 at 6:03 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Tara

    This is terrible, prayers going out to all affected by this 😦

    April 15, 2013 at 3:57 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Leslie Ann Warren

    Prayer &Blessings In Jesus Name Blood & Luv Always!!

    April 15, 2013 at 3:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • ayatollah

      jesus needs your cash

      April 15, 2013 at 10:41 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Hillbilli

    Oh my, how awful the world is getting more dangerous everyday.

    April 15, 2013 at 3:58 pm | Report abuse |
  13. timothy norswothy

    if obama did not support muslims we would not live this way

    April 15, 2013 at 3:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • meh

      bet its some tea party Bubba who is scared that Obama is gonna take his gun collection. It is Tax Day afterall.

      April 15, 2013 at 4:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • Cole

      I bet your right about this. We were speculating at my office that it's probably domestic terrorism.

      April 15, 2013 at 4:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • z's mom

      You are probably right! We have so many home grown terrorist around us and no body has a clue who they are. I think we need to stop blaming every other country for our own issues and take a stand to protect ourselfs for once. Lets keep some of this money we keep sending overseas in the USA. Look around folks, we are not such a safe nation anymore!

      April 15, 2013 at 6:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • kevin obrian

      agreed. now people will beg our leaders to protect us by taking away our freedoms. very dangerous times we live in.

      April 15, 2013 at 5:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • coffeemedic116

      any you can thank me (Army vet) for fighting for your freedom with those tax dollars...

      April 15, 2013 at 5:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Deb

      We only have a little of the information yet and already the unthinking Alex Jones ditto-heads have the "real story"!

      April 15, 2013 at 5:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • cbook

      Thats very insensitive

      April 15, 2013 at 5:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • naldoron

      Don't make assumtions about who did this untile you know the facts - could be domestic nuts for all we know

      April 15, 2013 at 4:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • Peter

      Looks very much like Islamic terrorists of Al_Qaida coordinated attack, same to thousand similar explosions happen frequently in Iraq and Afghanistan.

      April 15, 2013 at 5:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jose

      Yes over 90% of all the terrorism in the world, is committed by extremist belonging one religion, but it is politically incorrect to assume that it was radicals from that one religion. Note: I didn't mention the religion because I am politically correct.

      April 15, 2013 at 5:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • Frank

      Ill bet it was ISLAM.

      April 15, 2013 at 5:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • Michigander

      Peter,

      If Al-Qaida had anything to do with this, one, they would've taken credit by now, and two, A LOT more people would've been killed.

      April 15, 2013 at 7:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • James

      Yes, your right that president Obama did a great job to not speculate.

      April 15, 2013 at 7:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • tom lo

      Jose, wake up to reality only one religion does this kind acts, no other religion does. Political correctness has not helped anyone... think about it

      April 15, 2013 at 9:56 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Mike

    Boston globe reporting their twitter feed "Police will have controlled explosion on 600 block on Bolyston Street" Sounds like there are more bomb meant to be detonated

    April 15, 2013 at 4:01 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Limat

    I hope nobody is badly injured.

    April 15, 2013 at 4:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • ew

      2 people died

      April 15, 2013 at 7:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • pjones006

      Does death qualify as 'badly'?

      April 15, 2013 at 7:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • unknown

      People are. At least one person has died an it was a 8 year old Boy.

      April 17, 2013 at 10:22 am | Report abuse |
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