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Amidst a tragic day in Massachusetts which saw a bombing in Boston leave three people dead – including an eight-year-old boy – and more than 100 people injured, on Monday "Piers Morgan Live" invited Steve Silva to share his unique first-hand perspective of a day that will live in infamy.
A sports producer in Boston, the video Silva captured Monday is some of the most dramatic and compelling that has been seen to this point:
My raw video shot from finish line just as first explosion goes off fb.me/25YnUhe8T
— Steve Silva (@stevesilva) April 15, 2013
Joining Piers Morgan live, the native of Fall River, Mass., and University of Massachusetts alum, explained how it developed:
"Right at 2:50 p.m., just as I'm shooting straight on, off to the right hand side of me, on Boylston, right at the corner of Exeter and Boylston, was this loud, thud explosion and you just saw the smoke shoot straight up in the air," he said. "You knew it was something and as we all, a few of us started running toward it, we heard the second explosion probably within 15 seconds later, another block up the street on the corner of Boylston and Fairfield Street. Then we knew something was horribly wrong."
Speaking live from Boston, Silva further detailed the horrific images he saw first-hand:
"The scene, it was right out of a movie, Piers. It was just blood across the sidewalk. There were cuts everywhere. A pane of glass blew out of the Marathon Sports Shop," Silva explained. "I did see a gentleman with his leg severed off at the knee. There was just other body parts. It was just a horrific, horrific scene."
Watch the clip, and listen further, as Silva explains security measures he noticed prior to the bombings Monday, and how they may or may not have differed as compared to those in year's past.
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