To draw you to breaking news - bombing in Boston, Massachusetts

(45 Posts)
HollyBerryBush Mon 15-Apr-13 20:22:19

... at the Boston Marathon

OMG those poor people.

MadCap Mon 15-Apr-13 20:24:34

Thanks Holly

Hulababy Mon 15-Apr-13 20:24:58

Just seen...horrible.

Bowlersarm Mon 15-Apr-13 20:25:12

sad so sad. Poor innocent people caught up in someone else's bullying beliefs

BlackeyedSusan England Mon 15-Apr-13 20:26:28

oh shit.

Ironbluemayfly Mon 15-Apr-13 20:26:43

I've reported you because your title is sensationalist- needs to be clarified where this is happening

AnyaKnowIt Germany Mon 15-Apr-13 20:27:38

Just seen shock

HollyBerryBush Mon 15-Apr-13 20:27:54

Oh do grow up ironblue there is nothing unfactual in my title. Nor in my post.

Neighbourhoodwatchbitch Mon 15-Apr-13 20:28:03

We know there has been an explosion... It's not been confirmed it was a bomb!

SantanaLopez Mon 15-Apr-13 20:28:15

shock

What has actually happened?

HollyBerryBush Mon 15-Apr-13 20:29:39

Allegedly the was a phone call advising the street bins be checked, and then there was an explosion in a shop called 'marathon' followed by another explosion.

EasilyBored Mon 15-Apr-13 20:29:51

There's been no confirmation that it was a bomb just that there has been an explosion at the end of the Boston marathon.

OliviaMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 15-Apr-13 20:31:35

Hi there
We will be moving this thread to our news topic
Thanks

Ironbluemayfly Mon 15-Apr-13 20:31:36

Sorry, was I interrupting your rubbernecking Holly?

SantanaLopez Mon 15-Apr-13 20:31:38

Thanks Holly. Oh God I hope it's not bombs, not again

Bowlersarm Mon 15-Apr-13 20:31:46

Oh yes, I may have made an assumption. Will wait for further information before commenting

HollyBerryBush Mon 15-Apr-13 20:32:27

Thank you Olivia

HollyBerryBush Mon 15-Apr-13 20:33:38

Oh Olivia - could you amend the thread title please?

it seems to be difficult to read for some.

5318008 Mon 15-Apr-13 20:35:19

thank you Olivia, and yes, title emending would be ever so helpful

CutePuppy Mon 15-Apr-13 20:35:50

God horrendous scenes. sad

Hulababy Mon 15-Apr-13 20:37:46

The BBC and Sky websites are saying two explosions, from within a hotel near the end of the route, 3 hours after the winners have finished. Still many people about and lots of runners too who have been rerouted.

Neither say if it a bombing though, the word explosion only is used.
Likewise they say many injured but do not say about if any fatalities.

BBC is usually best to stick to for facts. Sky often report too soon and get things wrong.

caramelwaffle Mon 15-Apr-13 20:37:47

Oh crap!

Sympathies to the injured and their families.

We'll be on high alert for the London Marathon this week at work.

!

Hulababy Mon 15-Apr-13 20:39:20

There is also a possible third security alert at another different hotel but this doesn't seem to be confirmed, just reported via BBC news.

ZZZenagain Mon 15-Apr-13 20:39:27

thanks for posting the thread Holly. Hadn't been aware of this. Dreadful

HollyBerryBush Mon 15-Apr-13 20:39:36

The word 'device' has been used on sky.

This just takes me back to the height of the IRA sad

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