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Apple closes Boylston Street store in Boston in reaction to bombing

updated 09:42 pm EDT, Tue April 16, 2013

Temporarily closure marks tragedy at Boston marathon

Apple has temporarily closed its Boylston Street location in reaction to the bombing that occurred during Monday's Boston Marathon. The store's page on Apple's web site has a short message that reads: "Our thoughts are with our neighbors in the community and everyone affected by Monday's tragedy in Boston." There is no word yet on how long the story will remain closed, but it was located just a block away on the same street from where the second blast occurred in what police have described as a deliberate act of terrorism that killed three and injured 140 people.

The store itself may have sustained some minor damage, since it was within 500 feet of the second explosion -- the bombings were however apparently designed to injure people rather than cause widespread damage. The devices were described as being filled with ball bearings and nails, and mostly injuring people in the lower legs. At present, authorities do not yet have any clear motive or suspects in the case, though they have begun questioning some individuals and are chasing down leads.

by MacNN Staff



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