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And there is a steady trickle of runners are coming to claim those possessions and that's gonna take some time to we've heard from the FBI.
And the briefing thirty minutes ago our mission is clear.
We want answers.
With me now Chris Cassidy reporter for the Boston Herald and Chris was also.
Running in the marathon and you saw all of this you were coming toward the finish.
This is your ninth marathon it's a marathon you did not complete.
What did you say.
I just trust the 26 mile mark there and all of a sudden I heard what -- cannon fire and I saw -- white smoke coming up from the finish line.
-- -- items patriots day maybe it's -- military saluted some day and it's incredibly stupid to think that and then within a few seconds after that behind me.
I heard the second explosion.
And at that point and I start trashed and that had been blown apart they're obviously casualties I knew at that point.
This was something -- was was organized so you were literally running in between.
When both explosions hit in you were in between the scene of both explosions that you write I had the -- economy in an explosion behind me and to see no credit lucky to have two.
Have survived it I know that there are a lot of people obviously that that didn't and I know every once -- -- -- restaurants -- to did you proceed toward the finish line at that corner what did you do or where did you go after the first explosion I actually continue to run to the finish line I was point two miles away I didn't know that this was.
You know it.
An explosion and -- it going in the -- the second one I saw.
High jumping the metal railings to get out of the way the entire -- -- -- -- to complete response.
And I I just find out and and and at that point I I thought it was going to be a third explosion I don't know and and I know there's going to be a fourth and fifth we know how severe was.
So for a few seconds I think everyone.
It's just bracing for for something more.
And so you slept at home last night right because you were from the city of Boston.
And I'm wondering how you're able to absorb this today.
I think it's going to take some time for the city to process what what does happen.
But I think that the mood of the city is different today I mean I drove in here I didn't hear a single motorists talking on their point think people are.
Reaching out to each other I walked out of my house and there are a couple of neighbors on the steps actually just yelled out god bless him.
I don't know if they knew I worked for the Harold and I ran for the marathon nervous as a gesture -- neighborly gesture but hopefully that's the kind of waited as a city we.
-- through to what we have heard consistently from the police and the FBI the mayor and the governor.
Is that if you have seen anything.
We want to talk to you.
But what does that suggest to you when there are so public with that appeal to bring pictures or video or stories for.
I don't know I mean hopefully it means that they're trying to get as much information as they can China you know track down the people that did this.
What did you see.
I saw there was some pretty serious casualties.
And right now accident -- the -- kind of barrel at the second explosion whose.
Whose lives are blown off its lower legs are blown out there was a woman lying in the middle of the road I sighed and women's boots -- just lying in the road that.
There it was a women now on the sidewalk next to me.
Which is on the -- society explosion who is bleeding from her forehead.
So it's just one of those things I don't.
I don't know it -- it -- where you're standing obviously your closer was worse but he could have been on the other side of the street and you could have been injured as well.
You know Chris I think about -- they were telling me during the commercial break your front nine marathons but you've run other marathons too in other parts of the country but Boston special.
And especially for reason is that it's.
The marathon every runner wants to run this year an elite athlete you're -- here.
If you run other marathons you always -- -- run Boston I'm a charity runner.
All of the people that which means you raise money for.
For charities and that's why you're out exactly and and did that most of the people that were finishing at that time where charity runners raising money for -- great organizations.
And I can only assume that a lot of the spectators where their friends and family.
So I think that's what makes a marathon specialist this combination of it's an elite sporting event and also lot of charity right to Chris my best zero and the people here -- center.
Chris Cassidy reporter and a -- -- the ball some Carroll thank you again.
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