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Driving back to Boston after spending...

Driving back to Boston after spending a tough day in my hometown for a funeral of a close friend's mother. Called my sister at 2:46 p.m. once I hit the toll. Didnt realize anything had happened until getting to work at 3:30 and discovering the building was being evacuated.

I left ten minutes before the...

I left ten minutes before the bombing. I feel incredibly lucky. It's amazing how everything can change in a couple of seconds.

I had just crossed the finish...

I had just crossed the finish line of my first marathon, after years of dreaming of running Boston. I ran a 3:56:41 - hit my goal and was euphoric. I kept myself upright for the sole purpose of ensuring I got my medal. Then I heard a boom, saw a plume of smoke. Another boom, another plume. I thought they were cannons, like those fired every time…

I was standing in front of...

I was standing in front of the lord and taylors waiting for my manager to finish the race. When the first bomb with our i thought it was cannon or a transformer blew. Then I saw the smoke coming towards me.

Ten seconds later the second one went off and i people kept screaming we are under attack and ran into the verizon store and stayed there…

Walking back home from the Sox...

Walking back home from the Sox game and heard what sounded like thunder. Saw people running to the Charles moments later.

My wife and I were standing...

My wife and I were standing on the 2nd floor of an office building on Newbury St and Hereford St. We heard a low pressurized thud and felt the vibration through the floors twice (a gap of about 10 seconds) My friend and I looked out the window and saw nothingout of the ordinary- runners still going by on Hereford St, spectators still cheering.…

We were inside the mall when...

We were inside the mall when somebody started screaming "Shooter, people run, run!!!", Tens of people started screaming and running in panic toward south part.

we were coming from the Sox...

we were coming from the Sox game walking to meet someone at the finish line. we were right at the Hynes when we heard the first blast. We thought a cannon had gone off - and then the 2nd, and people started running in a panic.

We arrived at Boylston at 2:35...

We arrived at Boylston at 2:35 ready to cheer on a close friend who was soon to finish her first marathon. When the first explosion went off, I was startled - first thinking it was a celebratory cannon but then thinking it was too loud and weird timing for that. I looked over and saw the smoke rising. I said to the stranger next to me that it…

We had just turned around to...

We had just turned around to walk to The Globe when the first explosion went off. We immediately turned around to go the other way, and then the second went off.

Since it seemed like they were coming from the sidewalk, we moved to the middle of the street, but then quickly realized that wasn't the best escape route. We walked back on to the…