Our hearts, thoughts, and prayers go out to the victims, families, and everyone affected by the alleged bombings that occurred approximately two hours ago in the vicinity of the Boston Marathon finish line, killing two innocent spectators and wounding upwards of now 100+. Although details are still emerging from the tragic scene, I will say this: based on the video, and the fact that there were multiple, simultaneous explosions in different locations, with a third now being reported at JFK Library, this appears to be a malicious, coordinated attack, and not a mere accident or underground gas pipe explosion. Although I have never seen a gas line explosion in person, I have witnessed enough IEDs and what those can accomplish; the video feeds currently playing across the major news networks sadly appear more like the latter than the former. From everyone here at SQ, our hearts and prayers are with the victims, their families, and everyone affected today. Hit the link below for links to the current news on the scene in Boston:
Tragedy at the Boston Marathon Today:
CNN – Link
NYPost – “Suspect apparently in custody” –
CNN Live Blog from Boston: Link
Photo courtesy of the Associated Press.