The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #150394 Message #3505748
Posted By: Rapparee
19-Apr-13 - 09:50 AM
Thread Name: BS: Explosions at Boston Marathon
Subject: RE: BS: Explosions at Boston Marathon
The AP reports one of the brothers as dead and the other as having escaped. A Metropolitan Boston Transit Authority (MBTA) police officer was wounded and in serious condition. The dead man died of blast injuries and gunshot wounds. Apparently they hijacked a car, let the driver off unharmed at a gas station, and were chased by police. Gunshots and explosive devices were directed at the pursuing cops and the final act came after the car was stopped.
Boston is pretty much a ghost town right now, with everything closed and shuttered, transit not running, etc.