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Bystanders in their own words

Here are some eyewitness accounts of the explosion scene

Updated: April 15, 2013, 10:16 PM ET
ESPNBoston.com

A roundup of first-person accounts of the explosions and their aftermath near the Boston Marathon finish line on Monday:

"All of a sudden you heard a big boom, and saw a big cloud of white smoke right around beyond the church."

-- Laura McGinness, 40, of Bedford, Mass., who had just finished the marathon and was retrieving her belongings from the park in Copley Square in front of Trinity Church

"I could ...

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