Ken McGagh/MetroWest Daily News – Terror in Boston

A COUPLE HOURS AFTER THE WINNERS OF THE 2013 BOSTON MARATHON CROSSED THE TAPE TO FINISH THE RACE, A BOMB EXPLODED JUST A FEW YARDS FROM THE FINISH LINE, AND 12 SECONDS LATER, A SECOND BOMB DETONATED A FEW HUNDRED FEET UP THE COURSE ON BOYLSTON STREET.

 

Runners, marathon officials and police react as a bomb explodes just a few yards from the finish line of the  Boston Marathon on Monday,  April 15, 2013.

Runners, marathon officials and police react as a bomb explodes just a few yards from the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday, April 15, 2013.

 

As smoke fills Boylston Street,  a runner reaches the finish line  and police begin to react moments after a bombing at the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon.

As smoke fills Boylston Street, a runner reaches the finish line and police begin to react moments after a bombing at the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon.

 

Bill Iffrig, 78, of Lake Stevens, Washington state, is assisted by a race official after collapsing as a Boston Police officer draws her weapon moments after a bombing at the Boston Marathon finish line on Monday, April 15, 2013.

Bill Iffrig, 78, of Lake Stevens, Washington state, is assisted by a race official after collapsing as a Boston Police officer draws her weapon moments after a bombing at the Boston Marathon finish line on Monday, April 15, 2013.

 

Injured spectators lie in the sidewalk as bystanders begin to react  in front of Marathon Sports on Boylston Street in Boston shortly after a bombing yards away at the Boston Marathon finish line.

Injured spectators lie in the sidewalk as bystanders begin to react in front of Marathon Sports on Boylston Street in Boston shortly after a bombing yards away at the Boston Marathon finish line.

 

Smoke hovers over a chaotic scene of injured people and spectators along Boylston Street in Boston, just yards from the Boston Marathon finish line, after a bombing on April 15, 2013.

Smoke hovers over a chaotic scene of injured people and spectators along Boylston Street in Boston, just yards from the Boston Marathon finish line, after a bombing on April 15, 2013.

 

Good Samaritans  tend to injured spectators on the sidewalk of Boylston Street in Boston after a bombing near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday, April 15, 2013.  Three people were killed and over 200 injured in the attacks.

Good Samaritans tend to injured spectators on the sidewalk of Boylston Street in Boston after a bombing near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday, April 15, 2013. Three people were killed and over 200 injured in the attacks.

 

Boston marathon runner Robert Wheeler of Ashland, a  student at Framingham State University, kneeling at left, helps a man injured after the bombings at the Boston Marathon finish line.  Wheeler had just crossed the finished line and ran to the scene of the first bombing,  taking off his shirt to apply it to the man's wound and elevating the leg in an attempt to slow the bleeding.

Boston marathon runner Robert Wheeler of Ashland, a student at Framingham State University, kneeling at left, helps a man injured after the bombings at the Boston Marathon finish line. Wheeler had just crossed the finished line and ran to the scene of the first bombing, taking off his shirt to apply it to the man’s wound and elevating the leg in an attempt to slow the bleeding.

 

Boston Firefighter James Plourde carries Victoria McGrath, 20,  an injured spectator,  from the scene of the Boston Marathon bombing on Boylston Street on Monday, April 16, 2013.  Plourde was working a fire department detail near the finish and rushed to the scene immediately after the explosions.

Boston Firefighter James Plourde carries Victoria McGrath, 20, an injured spectator, from the scene of the Boston Marathon bombing on Boylston Street on Monday, April 16, 2013. Plourde was working a fire department detail near the finish and rushed to the scene immediately after the explosions.

 

A runner sobs a short distance from the bombings at the Boston Marathon finish line.  The explosions put an immediate end to the race as bystanders and emergency responders tended to the injured.

A runner sobs a short distance from the bombings at the Boston Marathon finish line. The explosions put an immediate end to the race as bystanders and emergency responders tended to the injured.