Boston Marathon Bombing

4:28pm

Mon April 15, 2013
The Two-Way

Boston Blasts Lead To Heightened Security Elsewhere

Originally published on Tue April 16, 2013 3:23 am

U.S. Secret Service and U.S. Park Police officers stand guard on Pennsylvania Avenue in front of the White House Monday. Security there was tightened after at least two explosions went off near the finish line of the Boston Marathon.
Alex Wong Getty Images

Monday's explosions in Boston have led to heightened security elsewhere, with New York, Washington and Los Angeles among the cities taking action within hours of the blasts.

"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," Paul J. Browne, the deputy commissioner of the New York Police Department, .

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4:06pm

Mon April 15, 2013
U.S.

An Update On The Boston Marathon Explosions

Originally published on Mon April 15, 2013 8:02 pm

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ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST:

From NPR News, this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Robert Siegel.

MELISSA BLOCK, HOST:

And I'm Melissa Block. We begin this hour with the horrific story unfolding today out of Boston. Just over four hours into the Boston Marathon, two explosions ripped into a crowd of onlookers and runners not far from the finish line. Boston Police have confirmed at least two people dead, and 23 injured. Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick spoke just moments ago, along with the city's police commissioner, Ed Davis.

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3:51pm

Mon April 15, 2013
The Two-Way

Witnesses To Marathon Explosions Describe Panic And Horror

Originally published on Tue April 16, 2013 7:33 am

An injured man is loaded into an ambulance after two explosions during the 117th Boston Marathon near Copley Square on Monday.
Jim Rogash Getty Images

People near the finish line of the Boston Marathon described horrific scenes of the chaos that followed two loud explosions in quick succession this afternoon, sending spectators rushing away from the scene in panic as others lay bloodied and wounded on the ground.

One witness, Aaron Michael told member station WGBH that he heard first one explosion and then another.

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1:20pm

Mon April 15, 2013
The Two-Way

Two Explosions Rock Boston Marathon Finish Line; At Least 3 Dead, Dozens Injured

Originally published on Tue April 16, 2013 3:20 am

Medical workers aid injured people at the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon following an explosion in Boston on Monday.
Charles Krupa AP

Two explosions rocked the finish line of the Boston Marathon this afternoon, leaving at least three dead and dozens injured, the Boston Police Department reports.

The explosions happened in quick succession four hours after the beginning of the race, the world's oldest and one of the most prestigious road races in the world. At that point, the majority of 27,000 runners had crossed the finish line. Thousands, however, were still out on the course.

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