Originally Posted by Amnorix
Latest from CNN is below. if they had timed it to happen as the early runners were crossing the finish line, I'm sure the casualties would have been much worse.
Boston (CNN) -- A pair of explosions rocked the finish line at the Boston Marathon on Monday afternoon, injuring at least a half-dozen people, a CNN producer at the scene said.
The blasts occurred a few seconds apart, shrouding downtown Boston's Copley Square in smoke. Paramedics were treating several victims at the scene, and police ordered onlookers to back away from the area, CNN Producer Matt Frucci reported.
The explosions occurred about 2:45 p.m., about an hour after the first runners had crossed the finish line, Frucci said.
It does seem like odd timing? Horrible that it happened, but seemingly fortunate that the effort was a little half hearted.