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I was at work, in the...

I was at work, in the Prudential Towers. At or around 2:50 pm, the alarms sounded in the office, we were told to keep shelter. Watching the live coverage on CNN caused great fear in myself and my office mates. We recieved updates about every hour, advising us to stay sheltered. Around 6:30 pm, we were informed we could leave the office. …

I was standing right in front...

I was standing right in front of Forum for 20 mins from 11:50 to 12:09. I then moved to the Atlantic Fish’s right patio corner for the rest of the day. I think we all thought the first bomb at the finish line was a cannon. Kind you heard from time to time at a Boston event, from a boat or something. Then instantly you see all the smoke so I…

I was running and looking at...

I was running and looking at my phone because I had a timer going on it. I heard the first explosion and stopped and was trying to figure out what happened. I few seconds went by and the second bomb went off, it was completely clear what had happened. I was looking at trash barrels and mailboxes and trying to figure out what I should do, I also…

I was at Whiskey's with friends...

I was at Whiskey's with friends waiting to cheer on my sister, who was running the marathon. We had just ordered a round of drinks after determining she was at mile 20 when we heard a loud boom. My sister's boyfriend stood up to look at something outside the window when we heard an even louder boom. He turned to us and said we had to leave right…

We had walked to Bolyston after...

We had walked to Bolyston after the Red Sox game to meet friends who were watching the marathon at a bar. We were just about there when the first bomb went off. I thought it was a cannon in celebration of Patriots Day. Then the second went off. It was a lot closer and we realized it was not a cannon. Everyone stood still for a few seconds,…

I had just arrived about 2:40pm...

I had just arrived about 2:40pm from my home on Comm Ave, to see the runners and was thinking about getting closer to Copley, looking up Boylston, when the first bomb went off and it was very loud. I saw things flying up in the air and heard people screaming. I turned away and looked toward Glouchester when the second blast went off behind me and…

I was watching on Hereford street...

I was watching on Hereford street with my parents, because it was a nice location right before the runners turn on Boylston towards the finish line. We were originally going to watch on Exeter and Boylston, however at the last moment I suggested Hereford. As we were turning to go home, we heard the first bomb. We thought a speaker had gone out, or…

What I saw at the Finish...

What I saw at the Finish Line:

It was 2:33, one more picture, one more tweet. I managed a coveted spot at the Finish line, at the 4:00:00 mark. I saw people finishing 26.2 miles, people in pain but with a smile. I saw the highest level of motivation and inspiration. I saw parents pushing the carriages of their sick children; they run and push…

We were standing outside the Starbucks...

We were standing outside the Starbucks waiting for our friends to meet us. One my friends had gone inside to get a coffee and use the bathroom. Right as she came outside the first explosion happened down the street. Someone screamed that the windows had been blown out of a store near the finish line. Just seconds later the second explosion…

Walking back towards the car from...

Walking back towards the car from the Sox game and viewing the Marathon on Comm. Ave. and heard both blasts..thought they were cannons, then we daw everyone running down Exeter and Dartmouth.