A Massachusetts state police photographer who leaked dramatic photos of the bloodied Boston Marathon bombing suspect during his capture has retired, just days after he was disciplined for his actions.
CLEVELAND - Local runners in the Boston Marathon are checking in with friends and family members while recalling the horrific sounds of explosions at the finish line.
Ladd Clifford of Medina crossed the finish line about 10 minutes before he heard two "booms," followed by a chaotic scene.
"We were standing in line to get our drop bags and there were two huge explosions. We turned around and there were big puffs of white smoke," Clifford explained. "And we were just hearing that dozens of people were injured. The marathon was stopped...People were scared to death."
Our own reporter, Bob Jones, ran in the marathon last year and was shocked something like this happened.
"Finishing a marathon is such a grueling but rewarding experience...I got to tell you, security is really the last thing on your mind, especially if you qualify for the Boston Marathon, the ultimate goal for so many runners...For this to happen is just unreal."
Three runners from Shaker Heights, Maureen Glasper, Jennifer Kuhel and Heather Weingart, were on their way back to the hotel when they heard a loud noise.
Glasper said it sounded like a loud motorcycle. She and the other two runners didn't witness the actual explosion, but did see the horrifying aftermath.
In all, 680 Ohioans ran in Monday's race, not counting their families and friends in Boston.
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The two bomb explosions near the finish line left two people dead and 23 others injured. A third explosion in the city went off at the JFK Library, but authorities confirmed the blast was not related to the Boston Marathon bombings.
The Boston police commissioner urges people to stay indoors and not congregate in large groups. Police have also requested people not use their cellphones for fear it could set off other devices.
Representatives with the Akron Marathon sent their heartfelt sympathies to all affected by the tragedy at the Boston Marathon. "Like all who love and appreciate the sport of running, we are shocked and deeply saddened by the events. Our thoughts are with the runners, the race staff, the supporters and their families."
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