Monday, April 15, 2013
This afternoon, two "devices" exploded, injuring 22, killing at least 2 people at the finish line of the world-famous Boston Marathon. I had turned on my TV to see the results of the run and got this instead.
Boston in my home town!!
Today is a county holiday in Boston, celebrating the battle of Concord and Lexington starting the Revolutionary war. It's also a day when the Boston Red Sox play an early game....I think it started at 11am and Fenway Park is only 5-6 blocks walking distance to the site of this bombing, which means that many of the 40,000 fans leaving the game would probably have walked down to watch the end of the race. I'm surprised that the bombs were not set to go off an hour earlier and get the winners.
Two other devices have been found and detonated at the city's bomb site. (yes, everyone "has" one of them now-a-days.