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CALLING ALL BOSTON MEMEBERS! Johnny are you okay!?

  • Thread starter lil hokie
  • Start date

lil hokie

heatherfeather knows the weather!
Im not sure how many members are in the Boston area but Brie and I would like to know if our friend is okay.

Johnny let us know!

Any others in the area??
I have friends that are unspoken for. Who were there a few minutes before hand. My mom made it out about 10 minutes before the bombs detonated..
That is so horrible. I hope you hear something soon.
i am not far from the city, close enough to feel like it happened in my neighborhood. im pretty much in shock and trying to contact everyone i know who might have been there
I just heard from one of my friends. Still waiting on Johnny!!
And I missed my train to the Red Sox game today...
2 deads, 30 woundeds at this time.

Why ppl are so violent.. Im tired of all that crazy fanatic peoples..
They got the guy, a 20 yo arab guy.
  • #10
are you being serious maiden? link to any info?
  • #11
People, when stating claims and progress concerning the case, please link your sources...
stay credible my friends ;)

Hope everyone's friends and family on the forums here are safe...wishing the rest of Boston, peace and safety amidst chaos.
  • #12
I believe the NY post reported that a suspect is in custody.
  • #13
Taken from reddit /r/worldnews
All updates as of now, some links may be disturbing to some people
Update 1: Live video of the finish line: http://boston.cbslocal.com/2013-boston-marathon-finish-line/[9]
Update 2: Mass casualty event, potentially more bombs: https://twitter.com/universalhub[10]
Update 3: Not for the squeemish: http://deadspin.com/explosions-repo...source=deadspin_twitter&utm_medium=socialflow[11]
Update 4: Boston Fire Dept. scanner: http://www.broadcastify.com/listen/feed/497/web[12]
Update 5: Another live feed: http://www1.whdh.com/video/7newslive/[13]
Update 6: Bomb Squad en route to Mass Ave. and Newbury: https://twitter.com/universalhub/status/323878470750961664[14]
Update 7: At least one runner lost both legs: https://twitter.com/JesseRodriguez/status/323878089903964160[15]
Update 8: Boston PD has reported at least 3 dead.
Update 9: Youtube video of the explosion itself: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rfCK3Ar7Yus&feature=player_embedded[16]
Update 10: State Trooper scanner says more devices potentially at Boylston and Gloucester.
Update 11: Fairmont Copley Hotel on lockdown as per WBZ. Also, another link to the Boston Fire Dept. Scanner: http://tunein.com/radio/Boston-Fire-Department-s145668/[17] .
Update 12: List of scanners in Boston, including police scanner: http://www.radioreference.com/apps/audio/?mid=13[18]
Update 13: Another video of the explosion: https://vine.co/v/bFdt5uwg6JZ[19]
Update 14: EMS on scanner reporting for all personnel to be wary of trash containers.
Update 15: Numerous sources including scanners reporting secondary devices have been found unexploded, pleading with people to stay away from the area: http://fox17online.com/2013/04/15/secondary-devices-found-unexploded/#axzz2QYzkKA4K[20]
Update 16: A controlled explosion next to the library in about a minute from now from the bomb squad, also all off duty officers have been called in. https://twitter.com/BostonGlobe/status/323886879453892609[21]
Update 17: Red cross safe register listing, always handy to have: http://www.redcross.org/find-help/contact-family/register-safe-listing[22]
Update 18: Take with a grain of salt, but NY Post is reporting 12 dead from a NYPD source: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/nation...source=SFnewyorkpost&utm_medium=SFnewyorkpost[23]
Update 19: Large photodump, several more photos. Very graphic, please be aware. http://www.buzzfeed.com/ryanhatesthis/first-photos-from-the-scene-of-the-boston-marathon-explosion[24]
Update 20: Police scanner: JFK library on fire, more undetonated explosives found.
Update 21: Yet another video of second explosion: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7jMYObtjToU&feature=youtu.be[25]
Update 22: Revised numbers from Boston Police: 2 dead, 22 injured via @boston_police
Update 23: EOD now heading towards Huntington Ave & Ring Rd
Update 24: Reporter, "Homeland Security source tells me Boston Firefighters discovered an undetonated device at corner of St. James Ave and Trinity place" https://twitter.com/LukeRussert/status/323887983809933312[26]
Update 25: Scanner: Confirmed explosion at JFK Library.
Update 26: Very graphic, but an injured man having artery pinched to keep from bleeding out. http://i.imgur.com/wTloC3N.jpg[27]
Update 27: Another planned explosion at Boylston St for controlled detonation.
Update 28: Conflicting reports on if the JFK Library fire was related: http://www.dotnews.com/2013/jfk-library-official-fire-not-related-marathon-attack[28]
Update 29: A lot of confusion over the JFK Library fire, with some on the scanner calling it an explosion and "incendiary." May or may not be related. Will try to get a good source once we have confirmation.
Update 30: (4:28 PM ET) AP Confirms at least 2 more devices were found and are going to be detonated in a controlled fashion. https://twitter.com/AP/status/323893425030180864[29] I will start to timestamp now, apologies for not doing that the entire time.
Update 31: (4:31 PM ET): From scanner and multiple reports on twitter, a mall near the Boston Marathon is being cleared out. Likely precautionary. I will start to timestamp now, apologies for not doing that the entire time.
Update 32 (4:33 PM ET): Mashable references our page here. I would like to say that I am getting a lot of information from redditors here that are present in Boston, as well as other social media sites, its just good to see Reddit get its place as a very up to date source for news information: http://mashable.com/2013/04/15/boston-marathon-explosions-news-reddit/[30]
Update 33 (4:35 PM ET): News conference in front of the Westin Hotel in 15 minutes. https://twitter.com/search/#tweetfromthebeat[31]
Update 34 (4:36 PM ET): More confirmation of 2 more devices being found, from AP and a US official: http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/storie...DEVICES?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT[32]
Update 35 (4:41 PM ET): Lots of updates now. Exact locations of where the other devices were found, according to the Boston Globe: https://twitter.com/BostonGlobe[33] One device was found "on the glass footbridge over Huntington Ave near Copley place"; the other, "Another suspicious package was reported near the Harvard #MBTA station" Also, according to the globe: Police have cordoned off a block of commonwealth, where there's a suspicious "device."
Update 36 (4:45 PM ET): From a redditor, another stream of the PD/FD scanners: http://www.justin.tv/weliveinamessedupworld#/w/5396673968[34]
Update 37 (4:46 PM ET): Combative subject with a backpack at a California pizza kitchen. EOD dog called to area.
Update 38: Fire at JFK Library not related to marathon explosions as was previously reported. http://www.dotnews.com/2013/jfk-library-official-fire-not-related-marathon-attack[35]
Update 39: /u/davdev[36] [37] [38] said his wife is at Bwh and they have someone in question there and I just saw this @katemerrill at Brigham Women's hospital. It is locked down. No visitors are allowed in at this time #wbz #bostonmarathon — Bree Sison (@BreeSison) April 15, 2013
  • #15
Remember that he is still just a suspect, nothing confirmed yet.
  • #16
I had bad info, my radio station say they where wrong and apologize.

Sorry for that..
  • #17
Amp: all the info are mixed up right, at every tv, radio station. Its normal, and this can cause mistake.

You have to understand that.

And i just read that CNN live report the 20yo guy as 'the guy' so im not the only one. So im very mixed up right now. Like you, like everybody.

Every tv station have their own story.
  • #18
My cousin lives in Boston! :eek:
Thankfully, she is unhurt. :D
  • #20

Update 40 (4:55 PM ET): From a redditor Mauhdk, guardian twitter list of reliable sources some on the ground. https://twitter.com/katierogers/boston[30]
Update 41 (4:56 PM ET): BPD looking for video of the moments before, during, and after the explosions. As we can see just from this live update thread, there have been several. They want to comb over to try to find clues. All tips can be called in at 1 800 494 TIPS.
Update 42 (4:59 PM ET): VERY closeup and clear video of the explosion, http://www.boston.com/video/viral_p...OAr9OWST-YiEQyzUCo3g3L-Af&bctid=2303076923001[31]
Update 43 (5:00 PM ET): Edward Davis: JFK incident was not a controlled explosion, was definitely an "incident." (read into that however you'd like.)
Update 44 (5:01 PM ET): Scanner sourced: Coplin mall security has on footage someone setting down a package then running out the mall.
Update 45 (5:03 PM ET): Cellphone service shut down in Boston to prevent remote detonations of explosives, official says: http://apne.ws/ZwBMKb[32]
Update 46 (5:04 PM ET): Tonight's Senators/Bruins game postponed: http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=665915&navid=nhl:topheads[33]
Update 47 (5:06 PM ET): dr0ne_: Please edit post and add link to IRC chat where we are trying to find more information about the bombing today. irc.freenode.net #bostonbombing http://webchat.freenode.net/[34] #bostonbombing
Update 48 (5:06 PM ET): For everyone posting about reporting from the NY Post, I am not using them as a source. They were getting some crucial facts wrong early on and are still reporting 12 dead, something I have not found confirmed anywhere else.
Update 49 (5:09 PM ET): Boston Globe reports over a hundred being treated. (MARATHON EXPLOSIONS: Boston hospitals report more than 100 being treated after Marathon explosions.)
Update 50 (5:12 PM ET): Many sources on twitter in the last minute, as well as a redditor with a firefighter friend, and scanners reporting a possible bomb at TUFTS medical center (where 9 of the injured have been taken.) As always, take iwth a grain of salt til we get a confirmation.
Update 51 (5:16 PM ET): Google has created a Boston Marathon person finder: http://t.co/SCeMAPAYMx[35]
Update 52 (5:17 PM ET): From scanner, its an unattended duffel bag near a hospital. No report of an actual explosion from any verified source, or even a bomb, but EOD is on its way.
Update 53 (5:28 PM ET): Update from the Boston Globe: 2 dead, 90 wounded.
Update 54 (5:32 PM ET): Fox 29 confirms a person of interest is in custody. https://twitter.com/FOX29philly[36]
Update 55 (5:35 PM ET): Post has gone read only. Going to make a live update 2 thread. Would anyone like to pick up the reigns that has time to spare?
Update 56 (5:42 PM ET): Switching over shortly to a new, non-read only thread.
Update 57 (5:47 PM ET): While waiting for the new thread, BPD has denied that they have a person of interest in custody.
Update 58 (5:49 PM ET): New thread here: http://www.reddit.com/r/news/comments/1cf17c/boston_marathon_explosions_live_update_thread_2/[37]
Update 55 (5:35 PM ET): Original Post has gone read only.
Update 56 (5:47 PM ET): While waiting for the new thread, BPD has denied that they have a person of interest in custody.
Update 57 (5:53 PM ET): Obama is to make a statement at 18:10 EST. https://twitter.com/whitehouse/status/323916761529479169[5]