Breaking: pair of explosions at the finish line of the Boston Marathon [updated]
Several people have been hurt in two explosions near the Boston Marathon finish line, CBS Boston reports.
There were two booms heard from near the finish line inside the Fairmount Copley Plaza Hotel.
WBZ-TV says the medical tent near the end of the marathon course has been filled with many people who have been “gravely injured.”
It happened around 2:45 p.m. outside Marathon Sports on Boylston Street, according to WBZ-TV’s Lis Hughes, who was near the scene covering the marathon.
There were two “incredibly powerful explosions just seconds apart,” according to Hughes.
Race officials locked down the hotel because of the report.
Because it would be wildly inappropriate to quip something here about Massachusetts needing tougher explosive-control laws — for the runners, if not for the children — I’ll refrain.
But I’m thinking it — when what I should be doing is offering prayers for the victims.
That’s what the progressive politicization of every last thing has done to me, to us, to we, the people.
update: From Darleen: “One of my clerks is listening to the Boston police scanner (an app on her phone). Other explosive devices have been located around the city … near hotels, one near the Boston library
“2 confirmed dead, at least 10 with missing limbs at Boston Mass hospital.”
Horrific. The question is, can we blame this on Bush or the teabaggers?