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Items tagged "Gloucester Street": 2

I opened the front door of...

I opened the front door of my building just as I heard and felt the second blast. I asked, "What was that?" assuming it was a cannon. Then I saw smoke, saw people running, heard screaming. A cop yelled, "Move! Move now!" and gestured away from Boylston, towards the river. There were runners and spectators, crying and panicked, rushing down…

I was at the 26 mile...

I was at the 26 mile marker with my girlfriend. We were waiting for my coworker who was running for charity.

The first blast felt like a firework or a ceremonial cannon. I turned to look toward the finish and saw the fireball of the second bomb. It seemed to happen three or four seconds after the first. People turned to run, and I thought,…