John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe – Marathon Terror

TWO TERRORIST BOMBS EXPLODED AT THE BOSTON MARATHON KILLING THREE PEOPLE AND IJURING AN ESTIMATED 264 PEOPLE. THE FIRST BOMB EXPLODED LESS THAN 50 FEET FROM THE FINISH LINE ON BOYLSTON STREET IN A CROWD OF SPECTATORS. FIRST RESPONDERS ACTED QUICKLY TO HELP THE INJURED, SOME USED T-SHIRTS TO WRAP AROUND LEGS TO STOP THE BLEEDING. IT WAS UNCERTAIN AT THE MOMENT WHETHER ANOTHER BOMB WOULD EXPLODE NEAR THE FINISH LINE. IN A CRUEL TWIST OF IRONY, THE IJURED WERE RACED ACROSS THE FINISH LINE WHERE MINUTES BEFORE JUBILANT RUNNERS HAD CROSSED.

 

Boston-4/15/13- Boston Police officers Rachel McGuire, Kevin McGill and Javier Pagan react to a second  terrorist bomb exploding at the Boston Marathon. They ran after the first bomb exploded next to them near the finish line of the Boston Marathon that knocked down runner Bill Effrig on to Boylston Street.

Boston-4/15/13- Boston Police officers Rachel McGuire, Kevin McGill and Javier Pagan react to a second terrorist bomb exploding at the Boston Marathon. They ran after the first bomb exploded next to them near the finish line of the Boston Marathon that knocked down runner Bill Effrig on to Boylston Street.

 

Boston-4/15/13-  The second terrorist bomb explodes several blocks from the Boston Marathon finish line as Marathon volunteers and Boston Police react.

Boston-4/15/13- The second terrorist bomb explodes several blocks from the Boston Marathon finish line as Marathon volunteers and Boston Police react.

 

Boston-4/15/13-  Carlos Arredondo(left) climbs over the barricades on Boylston Street to get to the injured on the sidewalk at the site of the first bombing near the finish line  at the Boston Marathon.

Boston-4/15/13- Carlos Arredondo(left) climbs over the barricades on Boylston Street to get to the injured on the sidewalk at the site of the first bombing near the finish line at the Boston Marathon.

 

Boston-4/15/13- A man comforts a woman who was hit by shrapnel from the first terrorist bomb on the sidewalk near he finish line of Boylston Street.

Boston-4/15/13- A man comforts a woman who was hit by shrapnel from the first terrorist bomb on the sidewalk near he finish line of Boylston Street.

 

Boston-4/15/13- Kevin Corcoran(left) from Lowell puts his belt on the leg of his wife Celeste to stop the bleeding, as Nicole Gross(rt)  from Charlotte, N.C.sits in shock  on the sidewalk at the site of the first Boston Marathon bombing near the finish line on the Boylston Street.

Boston-4/15/13- Kevin Corcoran(left) from Lowell puts his belt on the leg of his wife Celeste to stop the bleeding, as Nicole Gross(rt) from Charlotte, N.C.sits in shock on the sidewalk at the site of the first Boston Marathon bombing near the finish line on the Boylston Street.

 

Boston-4/15/13- Robert Wheeler, a runner in the Boston Marathon took off his shirt and put in around the leg of injured spectator Ron Brassard as his wife Karen, also injured in the legs, looks on. They were standing  on the Boylston Street sidewalk near the finish line when they were hit with shrapnel from the first terrorist bomb.

Boston-4/15/13- Robert Wheeler, a runner in the Boston Marathon took off his shirt and put in around the leg of injured spectator Ron Brassard as his wife Karen, also injured in the legs, looks on. They were standing on the Boylston Street sidewalk near the finish line when they were hit with shrapnel from the first terrorist bomb.

 

Boston-4/15/13- Boston Police  officers look at blown out windows at the scene of the first terrorist bombing of the Boston Marathon on the sidewalk of Boylston Street.

Boston-4/15/13- Boston Police officers look at blown out windows at the scene of the first terrorist bombing of the Boston Marathon on the sidewalk of Boylston Street.

 

Boston-0415/13 Sydney Corcoran from Lowell is helped by Matt Smith (left) from Boston and Zack Mione from Portland Oregon on the sidewalk at the site of the first Boston Marathon bombing. They saved her life by using t-shirts around her legs and applied pressure to stop the bleeding. A piece of shrapnel from the pressure-cooker bomb the size of a cell phone severe her femoral artery. Her mother Celeste lost both legs.

Boston-0415/13 Sydney Corcoran from Lowell is helped by Matt Smith (left) from Boston and Zack Mione from Portland Oregon on the sidewalk at the site of the first Boston Marathon bombing. They saved her life by using t-shirts around her legs and applied pressure to stop the bleeding. A piece of shrapnel from the pressure-cooker bomb the size of a cell phone severe her femoral artery. Her mother Celeste lost both legs.

 

Boston-4/15/13- A woman kneels and prays at the scene of the 1st explosion on Boylston Street At the finish line of the Boston Marathon,

Boston-4/15/13- A woman kneels and prays at the scene of the 1st explosion on Boylston Street At the finish line of the Boston Marathon,

 

Boston-4/15/13 An injured man is comforted by a first responder on the sidewalk of Boylston Street at the site of the first Boston Marathon bombing.

Boston-4/15/13 An injured man is comforted by a first responder on the sidewalk of Boylston Street at the site of the first Boston Marathon bombing.

 

Boston-4/15/13- Joe Duncan, a Marine comforts a woman who was hit by shrapnel from the first terrorist bomb on the sidewalk near he finish line of Boylston Street.

Boston-4/15/13- Joe Duncan, a Marine comforts a woman who was hit by shrapnel from the first terrorist bomb on the sidewalk near he finish line of Boylston Street.