Boston Marathon Bombing: Photos From the Scene

Runner: 'I'm just going to sit here and cry'

By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff

Posted Apr 15, 2013 3:38 PM CDT

(Newser) – The media and spectators have taken to Twitter in the wake of today's Boston Marathon bombing. The hashtag #prayforboston is already gathering steam. Photos from the AP in the gallery, and more details from Twitter:

  • @mlevenson: Runner I just talked to: "I'm just going to sit here and cry."
  • @mlevenson: Cook I talked to says he tied his apron around a woman's severed leg.
  • @wcvbkelleyt: Seeing a lot of shaken people around Brigham. Most not willing to share story w media
  • @billy_baker: Two explosions right in front of Marathon Sports. Witnesses saw bones sticking out, legs on ground, blood everywhere, and awful smell.
  • @globalgrind: Heartbreaking image of a little boy in a wheel chair in Boston -->

  • @abc: MGH trauma nurse: Morgue area set up at the back of tent…they have severed limbs, children w/severe burns, evidently many many casualties
  • @jeffzeleny: The 26 mile of this year's Boston Marathon was dedicated to victims of Newtown. At the same time, the families of Newton are in Washington.
  • @TimWilliamsCBS: #BREAKINGNEWS: AP reporter says Newtown families were in the VIP section right by the explosion. No injury reports. via @janus303

Medical workers aid injured people at the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon following an explosion in Boston, Monday, April 15, 2013.
Medical workers aid injured people at the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon following an explosion in Boston, Monday, April 15, 2013.   (Charles Krupa)
Medical workers aid injured people at the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon following an explosion in Boston, Monday, April 15, 2013.
Medical workers aid injured people at the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon following an explosion in Boston, Monday, April 15, 2013.   (Charles Krupa)
In this image from video provided by WBZ TV, spectators and runners run from what was described as twin explosions that shook the finish line.
In this image from video provided by WBZ TV, spectators and runners run from what was described as twin explosions that shook the finish line.   ((AP Photo/WBZTV) MANDATORY CREDIT)
Medical workers aid an injured man at the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon following an explosion there Monday, April 15, 2013 in Boston.
Medical workers aid an injured man at the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon following an explosion there Monday, April 15, 2013 in Boston.   (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
Medical workers and authorities work on the scene near the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon following an explosion in Boston, Monday, April 15, 2013.
Medical workers and authorities work on the scene near the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon following an explosion in Boston, Monday, April 15, 2013.   (AP Photo/WCVB-TV/ABC)
Medical workers aid injured people at the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon following an explosion in Boston, Monday, April 15, 2013.
Medical workers aid injured people at the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon following an explosion in Boston, Monday, April 15, 2013.   (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
Emergency workers aid injured people at the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon following an explosion in Boston, Monday, April 15, 2013.
Emergency workers aid injured people at the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon following an explosion in Boston, Monday, April 15, 2013.   (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
Medical workers wheel the injured across the finish line during the 2013 Boston Marathon following an explosion in Boston, Monday, April 15, 2013.
Medical workers wheel the injured across the finish line during the 2013 Boston Marathon following an explosion in Boston, Monday, April 15, 2013.   (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
Medical workers wheel the injured across the finish line during the 2013 Boston Marathon following an explosion in Boston, Monday, April 15, 2013.
Medical workers wheel the injured across the finish line during the 2013 Boston Marathon following an explosion in Boston, Monday, April 15, 2013.   (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
Medical workers aid an injured man at the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon following an explosion in Boston, Monday, April 15, 2013.
Medical workers aid an injured man at the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon following an explosion in Boston, Monday, April 15, 2013.   (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
Medical personnel work outside the medical tent in the aftermath of two blasts which exploded near the finish line of the Boston Marathon.
Medical personnel work outside the medical tent in the aftermath of two blasts which exploded near the finish line of the Boston Marathon.   (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
An unidentified Boston Marathon runner is comforted as she cries in the aftermath of two blasts which exploded near the finish line of the Boston Marathon in Boston, Monday, April 15, 2013.
An unidentified Boston Marathon runner is comforted as she cries in the aftermath of two blasts which exploded near the finish line of the Boston Marathon in Boston, Monday, April 15, 2013.   (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
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