No known religious connection yet. “There were no credible threats before the race, a state government official said.” But if you were a betting man or woman, what would you bet?
Two bombs struck near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday, turning a celebration into a bloody scene of destruction. The blasts threw people to the ground, killing two and injuring dozens. The Boston Globe reported that at least 90 people were being treated at area hospital.
They were about 50 to 100 yards apart, officials said. “It felt like a huge cannon,” a witness told CNN about one of the
Photos from the scene showed people being carried away on stretchers. One man in a wheelchair had blood all over his face and legs. The bombs shook buildings, sending people to seek shelter under tables, witnesses said.
The Atlantic has large photos, including one very graphic one of a man with his leg or legs blown of. Proceed at your own risk.
ABC News describes
a terrifying scene of shattered glass, billowing smoke, bloodstained pavement and severed limbs, authorities said. A senior U.S. intelligence official said two other explosive devices were found near the end of the 26.2-mile course. At the White House, President Barack Obama vowed that those responsible will “feel the full weight of justice.”
Also: Westboro Baptist Church has already expressed its glee over the deaths, and is promising to picket the funerals.
[image via CNN blogs]