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Brimelow writes for the Washington Post he joined says he was a runner today he's on the -- -- tell me where you and me at first bomb went off.
Not about three blocks away.
Near the Prudential Center.
And I heard.
The example this sounds so I knew immediately seals on them and making it to be -- -- to defend.
Com my -- -- bearing -- came to -- just cut off the football marathon.
No wasn't dominated -- me a lot of people thought it might be something -- -- what was it that dead.
-- -- -- -- -- You know I mean I heard it I heard a couple people chaotic but it might that it -- -- that didn't sound like one of those you know ceremonial Canon -- these.
Explosions were loud they were kind jagged town game and in you know sort of 12 succession.
My first thought was those are bombs and then you know within seconds that's symphony of sirens began.
Which sort of confirmed in my mind and then you know there -- so many police descending so quickly.
Is that you know I knew -- -- minutes when it happens you know and you know -- need to -- national security.
So you know the fact that there are these horrific bombing aimed at Nash casualties not something that's important to me like beyond my imagination.
And it and that's -- and -- still uses.
You know this this is an attack.
Planned to produce mass casualties there are so many people along -- finish line.
Does that whoever planted the -- wanted to -- -- a lot to people.
But the -- lot of unanswered questions tonight is that definitely it was terrorism -- -- -- homegrown.
Whether it's foreign but it was definitely terrorism and is intended to her a lot of people.
And indeed it did.
And -- it I imagine what it when the bombs went off people just give me -- is running on -- is edit the yet not -- non runners to spectators it just took off running.
-- kind of introducing more I was.
The -- atmosphere after the Boston Marathon is important is all full it's joy at the weather is beautiful today.
People were just having fun laughing -- meeting up with family members can win these two explosions went off.
If we don't look like a hush fell across the city.
All -- these you know everybody just stop instead what was that.
And didn't get up to people who were on boiled -- at the time.
I started seeing them sort of not streaming but you -- coming one at a time in the -- obviously shattered crying.
-- but I was far enough away so that I didn't actually see the sort of chaos that this team.
But again it affected everybody.
You know -- probably had ten or twelve blocks swath of the -- -- You -- every once seemed -- sense that something horrific had just happened.
The items losing him on my calories Catherine -- talked today about the fact that there was about a twelve or fourteen seconds between the two -- And certainly in the discussion at some people think that you know that was delivered so that people would the first bomb go off and -- -- -- and run the direction.
-- presumably towards -- second Bob shouldn't even be greater casualties have been a -- cruelty of of how this way at least appears mid to early investigation.
But -- when you when you look at the these this video you see -- people working.
We know how they weren't terrified and some Hilton is -- and truly stunning what this is done you know I can't imagine.
When I was like you got -- -- -- Yeah I mean -- you know I was lucky guy you know crossed the finish line maybe.
I think forty minutes before the bombing but you know watching that video I think.
Wolf and you know -- shiver down -- -- -- because you know it could have been.
Could he knew we all band we don't cross -- finish line to see that poor man literally like blown off its feet.
Was you know really -- -- it's very hard to reconcile.
Sort of joyous quality of the marathon.
And then now.
Quality over the Boston Marathon where you've literally got 26 miles those of course is lined with you don't.
-- spectators the whole way to reconcile that with what happened at the end.
On it it's it's a very kind of gear Oregon and you know in retrospect.
Mean marathon is something we all love and we work hard -- and so forth but.
In all -- the other -- time.
You know itself seems rather insignificant now given -- you know -- horrific nature of the attack.
Although I should and -- got it.
You know the voting artillery training so guys.
Some people -- -- so long for this.
-- for some people it's the first time they've done it their families are excited they're thrilled.
And it and how could running in America without ever being such a deadly experiencing no one would even contemplate the cruelty of this front -- -- -- You know I think if you if you know anybody runs beyond and you see people -- it's really hard to understand the level of cruelty to do those.
It really is.
But again you know and there are -- independent -- -- then you know in 27030000.
Spectators -- down -- -- finish line.
And at bell has his family members waiting to sort of grief there family member joy -- playing you -- again whoever did this.
It was really aiming for a horrific mass casualty event.
So what do you think can he was not not even and beyond the fact that the two bombs were -- Probably to produce you know maximum casualties but that you know there were additional bombs found we we heard -- third explosion which we ultimately learn that were -- the police detonating a bomb.
-- a fourth bomb -- so there was some obviously some fairly sophisticated planning behind this attack.
-- thank you for joining us.
My pleasure thanks -- --
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