Geese fight back.
Boston Police Commissioner currently on live says no suspects in custody and police presence at hospitals is precautionary and should not be construed as having to do with suspects or persons of interest.
The Boston Symphony has cancelled their performance for this evening.
Are there any FSUers in the area we should also worry about?
I heard from my cousin who lives in New Hampshire but is often in Boston on business. Fortunately he was not there today.
A close friend of mine has run the Boston Marathon twice in his life... Makes it hit closer to home for me.
I watched the starting line as I do every year, so I was no where near the chaos. But I've been going to this event since I was 5 y/o. So many amazing memories. This news devastates me.
Obama speech should be beginning now, stuck at work...
Haven't heard anything except the people from the Zoo are safe, I'm just assuming (because positive thinking, yeah) that most people I know just can't get to phones/computers to update that they're okay.
Shades of the IRA in the bad old days--target crowds on the street with package bombs designed to throw shrapnel. Could be a cell like London and the bombings on the underground.
Yahoo headline says Boston PD denies a suspect is in custody.
"Nature is a damp, inconvenient sort of place where birds and animals wander about uncooked."
from Speedy Death
Cyn, looking at a calendar, April 19, 1993 was on a Monday, and April 19, 1995 was on a Wednesday. I remember 1995 really well because I had Thursday and Friday off from school, and we got out early on Wednesday. I was all happy that was going to get home to watch my soaps, but yeah that didn't exactly work out.
'Life's hard. It's even harder when you're stupid.'--John Wayne
I may have spoken too soon about my cousin . . . neither he nor his girlfriend has updated Facebook or Twitter, and I can't find any mention of them anywhere online. Prayers for Joe and Judith would be appreciated. And for their kids as well.
Charter member of the "We Always Believed in Ashley" Club and the "We Believe in Ricky" Club
did you try this link? (I don't have anyone to look up, so no idea if it's useful)
yeah, I remembered to check my HS acquaintance (who I know is ok) and she came with no results. keeping fingers crossed for your cousins
Thoughts and prayers to everyone affected by todays attack. My cousin and his family watched the marathon go by his home. It's such a celebratory event that has been ruined this day.
Cell shutdown scared the bejeezus out of most of my coworkers who were trying to reach family and friends. When we switched to twitter, we were able to reach all but one. As of 5:00, we still couldn't find her. Hope she's ok.
AceOn6, the golf loving skating fan
Talking to Sasherka online now. She is in the office 10 miles from Boston
Had to run an errand...oldies radio station played a song by BOSTON..& I cranked that volume sky high!
Boston.com News @BostonDotCom 41m
MARATHON EXPLOSIONS: Boston hospitals report 107 people brought to seven institutions for blast injuries -- in addition to 2 killed.
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my hubby was telling me a couple of guys from england were watching the race and his buddy got his leg blown off.. and now it seems a lot of those who are critical and one who has died are children.. this is just so awful, my heart goes out to the people of Boston and so glad to hear that so many are donating blood for the hospitals to use... my good friend FB message me as she is in boston visiting her kids as its a holiday day for them (one in college and one in boarding school) and they were downtown and she said in the restaurant the whole place 'shook'.. I'm so glad she was there for her kids as she lives in San Fran and would have been awful to have been on the west coast when both of your children are in Boston..
Thanks to PI .. I discovered I'm actually a Nontheist
"Love is better than Anger, Hope is better than fear" Jack Layton 1950-2011
Didn't USFSA announce today that Boston was the site they're putting forward for the 2016 Worlds? Happy news for Mass. skating fans and then this. I would go to Boston no matter what.