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While looking down towards the finish...

While looking down towards the finish line, about 500ft from the second explosion. I saw the first explosion, a friend next to me said, what was that, Fireworks, I said out loud, That not right.. and as we kept looking down towards the finish line we saw the second, At that point I grabbed my 2 friends and told them to run up towards the food court…

I was standing next to Solas...

I was standing next to Solas in front of the alley. That is in between the Lenox and Lord and Taylor. I heard the first bomb and then saw the 2nd one to my left. At that time I knew something was really wrong. People started running and pushing. I got pushed into Bolyston Street and realized I was the only one standing in the middle of the…

My friends and I were having...

My friends and I were having lunch at Max Brenners on Boylston. It was around 2:50 when we heard the first explosion. We were far enough away at this point so we shrugged it off. Then before we knew it the second one went off. It was SO loud. Everyone started screaming. We all hid under the table. No one knew what happened. People quickly started…

I was with with 3 other...

I was with with 3 other coworkers, two of their kids, and the husband of a coworker we were there to watch run. We had seats in the VIP bleachers. We heard a loud noise and at first thought it was a canon, maybe even something planned as part of the show. Then we looked up, saw a ton of smoke of the first bomb. We then heard the second bomb and…

Watching the marathon and waiting for...

Watching the marathon and waiting for friends at Dillions.

I was walking my dogs around...

I was walking my dogs around Kenmore sq / Fenway / back bay that afternoon. I parked by BU & headed down Comm Ave in the hopes of walking around Fenway park durin the 9th inning. B/c of the race, I couldn't cross mass ave, so we walked up comm ave thru all the college kids, over the muddy river & up-over the race. On the corner of comm & mass…

I was one of the last...

I was one of the last finishers, as it turns out. Exactly one minute after I finished, put on a space blanket and collected my thoughts, I heard the first blast behind me. I turned to see the second blast. As I have relatives in Israel, I am sensitive to terrorist bombings. I fully expected a blast in my immediate vicinity, the finish line being a…

I was a Clothing Return volunteer...

I was a Clothing Return volunteer on bus 53, on Berkley between Boylston and Newbury. As soon as I heard the first blast I knew exactly what it was, and the second blast a few seconds later confirmed it, but none of us wanted to believe it until we went to the intersection and looked up Boylston towards the finish line. Within a few minutes cell…

We're walking on Boylston approaching Berkeley....

We're walking on Boylston approaching Berkeley. My cellphone disp said 2:47.We're 30 min behind schedule due to parking delays. Heard muffled "explosion-like" sound 1st believed it to be 1776-type Cannon fire for Patriots Day. About 10 min later...Emerg Sirens,Boston
& State Police then Black Suburbans & SWAT.

I was shopping in the prudential...

I was shopping in the prudential center when i suddenly heard a big bang shortly followed by another one. Everybody started running and everyone was so scared. I asked what was going on and nobody really knew. I thought someone with a gun was coming. I ran with everybody and people were screaming and crying. I got away as fast as possible.