I am from Boston, Ma, in the U.S. for my overseas friends in other parts of the world. I only recently moved to the outer Cape, about 2 hours away on the coast.
The Boston Marathon is the oldest and most prestigious in the country. Runners from all over the world train to come here.
There were a few bombs that went off at the finish line. Two are confirmed dead and about 25 people, as of now, have been hospitalized. Two more are confirmed critical. They have lost limbs, legs, ankles.
The bomb squad just found two more bombs and dismantled them. This is dispicable. There are hundreds of thousands of people here. I used to live down the street from the finish line.
So many times, I have been at that finish line. Standing so close. Probably steps from where those bombs went off. This should have been a happy moment and celebration. Instead, I heard after the second explosion, people started to move through the barricades and started running.
Just when you think you might be safe. These were small bombs, low to the ground. And intentional. I’m sure those spineless terrorists are happy. I hope they are caught and rot in jail.
IMPORTANT NEWS- If you’re in Boston, DO NOT use your cell phones. On TV broadcast, Police just said that there is a possibility it could set off more bombs. Be Careful and pray for all those injured and their families.