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April 15th, 2013
11:52 PM ET

Boston.com producer Steve Silva: "I did see a gentleman with his leg severed off at the knee ... it was just a horrific, horrific scene"

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:

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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  1. Kyira Monique

    Reblogged this on I don't know if you heard but....

    April 16, 2013 at 12:14 am | Report abuse | Reply
  2. kimberly

    Could these people "dumb" down these devices to throw off us off?

    April 16, 2013 at 12:55 am | Report abuse | Reply
  3. Andrew

    Hey... why don't we make it illegal for civilians to buy bombs?

    April 16, 2013 at 1:53 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • dc

      Oh wait, you mean we don't? -tongue in cheek-

      Of course, if we try to use the same tired "control" now called "safety" argument here, then we've got to outlaw and regulate everything sold in Home Depot or Lowes, along with even the cleaning aisles of every grocery store... Also, the press will have to begin vilifying those who shop at home improvement centers and clean their homes.

      April 16, 2013 at 12:36 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  4. Voice of reason

    Let the investigative teams do their jobs. IF WE start giving different groups or people credit for this horrible act, then THEY don't have to come forward to claim the credit do they. I want to commend the people of Boston. Instead of reacting with fear, they responded with Courage and Defiance. They continued their daily routines and showed the world the spirit that made this country what it is.
    We need to stay calm but focused. Provide whatever assistance to the teams investigating this act that we can where we can. Show compassion and support for the people who were injured and suffered loss as well as let the people of Boston know we are there for them and we are proud of them.

    April 16, 2013 at 1:05 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  5. Emmi

    I also am sure our law enforcements will find out who did this, and justice will be served. In the meantime, I will pray for people who were hurt, families of the decreased, and remember to keep calm and carry on. This is not the time for foolish thinking.

    April 16, 2013 at 3:31 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • shepherdgregory

      I reckon they'll catch up with them too,Emmi,certainly hope so.

      'Keep Calm And Carry On' was a slogan developed in London during WW2:it was never actually used THEN...

      We had this with the IRA for donkey's years(I've been in three false-alarm scenarios,tube or train stations,they just scream at you to get out over the Tannoy,and you can feel the status quo breaking down 'til it's DECLARED a false alarm)

      And you stick with that slogan–enjoy the Marathon on Sunday.

      April 17, 2013 at 1:21 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  6. Carl

    My heart goes out to the victims in Boston but since Piers is such an idiot maybe he will push for pressure cooker control as well. When is he going to understand that the sick #$&%*'s will do whatever to cause harm to innocent people. I will always keep my legal guns and protect myself from these type of people. You'll never succeed in changing our way of life...still waiting for you to go back to your country and quite trying to change mine. You and other media losers (not all media) create more issues instead of just reporting the news.

    April 17, 2013 at 12:28 am | Report abuse | Reply

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