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UPDATE 4/19/9013

8:45 PM


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Massive manhunt underway. MA Governor Deval Patrick Suspect 1 is dead, suspect 2 on the run.  All Public transit closed.  ALL BOSTON RESIDENTS SHELTER IN PLACE

One officer dead, one wounded.  Do NOT Tweet officer locations and images putting officers and yourself at risk.

Suspect 2:



UPDATE 4/18/2013

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As of April 17, 2013, 2:50 p.m. EDT, the FBI released this statement in response to several media outlets reporting that an arrest had been made in the case:

No Arrest Made in Bombing Investigation

Contrary to widespread reporting, no arrest has been made in connection with the Boston Marathon attack. Over the past day and a half, there have been a number of press reports based on information from unofficial sources that has been inaccurate. Since these stories often have unintended consequences, we ask the media, particularly at this early stage of the investigation, to exercise caution and attempt to verify information through appropriate official channels before reporting.


This is an ongoing investigation.  Any persons with information on the bombings including video or images no matter how small are being urged to call Boston authorities at 1-800-494-TIPS.  Those with information may also contact the FBI at 1-800-CALL-FBI (1-800-225-5324), prompt #3 “No piece of information or detail too small.”


Update 8:30 PM Eastern 4/14/2013

3 people have died

BPD asking people to be on heightened state of alert

FBI has taken over the investigation

Update: 7:45 PM Eastern

There will be a joint news conference at 8:30 PM Eastern

If you were at the Boston Marathon today and took any video send it to the | Any footage may have a clue.

FBI & Boston police want info from witnesses. 1-800-CALL-FBI  (1-800-225-5324), prompt #3 “No piece of information or detail too small. via

Injury count as of 7:45 pm by hospital: Boston Children’s 8; Brigham 27; BMC 23; MGH 22; BI 21; St E’s, 15; Tufts 9

Update: 7:15 PM Eastern

Boston Globe confirms that one of two victims killed in Marathon explosion was an 8 year old child.

Boston Globe is reporting more than 120 treated at 7 local hospitals. 2 Deceased

Video of blast from Boston Globe

Per BPD: use 617 343 4827, or 617 343 4828 for tips

Live Coverage:

On Twitter follow:

Boston Police Dept. @Boston_Police

Bureau Chief, Public Information – Boston Police Department: @CherylFiandaca

The Official Twitter Feed of Boston Emergency Medical Services: @BOSTON_EMS

From Boston Police:  Current Road Closures:

UPDATE: Street Closures: Clarendon from Huntington 2 Newbury, Newbury from Clarendon 2 Hereford, Huntington from Belividere 2 Clarendon

Official Boston Police Updates at hashtag
For information on families or loved ones call:  617-635-4500
If you are a witness or have information: 1-800-494-TIPS
For Runner Tracking/Check-in information
  • The area will be a crime scene and closed to any public access for the foreseeable future
  • For those in Hotels stay in room
  • Police stabilizing situation -checking packages
  • BPD asking people not to congregate in large crowds
  • Thousands of runners were still on course – return to hotels and stay in, make way home as possible
  • Telephone systems may be overloaded
  • Land lines may be overloaded
  • News and other websites may be unavailable due to load
  • Businesses evacuating

explosion at Boston MarathonUPDATE:  Source Reuters: Boston police confirm a fire at JFK Library

Two explosions have been reported near the Boston Marathon finish line on Boylston Street as thousands of people gathered for the race, and there are reports of serious injuries.

The blasts happened at about 2:50 p.m. near the intersection of Boylston and Exeter streets. Store fronts have been blown out, and there have been reports of dozens of injuries.


Firestorm first reminds all that every crisis is a human crisis: if your business is in the geographic area of this incident,

  • Prepare for immediate evacuations of employees in a safe and calm manner and follow all security and police instructions
  • No cell phone use is allowed in the downtown Boston area at this time
  • Caution is advised when evacuating to avoid trash containers
  • Prepare for an extended period of technology outages or overload in the area
  • Prepare for extended employee absences
  • Prepare for counseling services as needed for employees
  • Please contact us if you are in need of assistance in this emergency situation
  • Be on the alert for copycat threats and activities

Harry Rhulen:  [email protected]           

Jim Satterfield:  [email protected]
Suzy Loughlin:  [email protected]

(800) 321-2219


Timeline and Updates from Reddit

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Map of Explosions




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