G-Unit’s Lloyd Banks, Talib Kweli, Big Sean and many more high-profile celebrities have sent out prayers and positive thoughts in light of multiple bomb attacks at Monday’s annual Boston Marathon.
Reactions from Azealia Banks, Joell Ortiz, Kevin Hart, Ashanti and more have flooded Twitter.
“Heart goes out to the victims in Boston” (Lloyd Banks’ Twitter)
“[Pray] For Boston” (Mack Maine’s Twitter)
“Boston, Massachusetts we’re all praying for y’all.” (Joell Ortiz’s Twitter)
“My heart and prayers go out to everyone in Boston right now.” (Azealia Banks’ Twitter)
“Those bombs going off in Boston are devastating… The guy I was sitting next to on the plane said his friends were running in the marathon” (Big Sean’s Twitter)
“Praying for Boston.” (Talib Kweli’s Twitter)
“Wow > “@Papooseonline: Pics from the explosion in boston smh http://m.theatlantic.com/infocus/2013/04/photos-of-the-boston-marathon-bombing/100495/ … ” (Ice-T’s Twitter)
“Please Pray For Boston. #BostonMarathon #PrayForBoston My heart goes out to each & every victim.” (Ashanti’s Twitter)
“Wow definitely praying for Boston!” (Karrueche Tran’s Twitter)
“My thoughts & prayers go out to the people of BOSTON….may God give you strength to overcome the horrible situation thats going on.” (Benzino’s Twitter)
“Wow I just turned on the News & saw what just happened in Boston, my prayers go out to the families of the lost & injured…” (Kevin Hart’s Twitter)
President Barack Obama has addressed the headline-generating tragedy.
Two people were killed and more than 100 people were injured this afternoon as two powerful explosions detonated in quick succession near the Boston Marathon finish line in Boston’s Back Bay section, transforming a scene of athletic celebration into bloody chaos. President Barack Obabma promised that whoever set off the explosives would be found and brought to justice. “We still do not know who did this or why. And people shouldn’t jump to conclusions before we have all the facts,” he told reporters shortly after 6 p.m.. “But make no mistake. we will get to the bottom of this … Any responsible individuals, any responsible groups will feel the full weight of justice.” (Boston Globe)
While details are still coming in, a full investigation is underway.
Police found and defused at least one other explosive device. Law enforcement sources tell CBS News correspondent Bob Orr that authorities found one other device that is intact and has not been detonated. CBS News senior correspondent John Miller reports that a Saudi national is being questioned by authorities. He was seen “acting suspiciously” running from the explosion and a civilian chased him down and tackled him. He was turned over to Boston Police and is being questioned by FBI. He is being cooperative and denies any involvement. (CBS News)
Footage of the attack has started making its rounds on global news broadcasts: