Police Briefly Block Street Near Boston Bombing Scene

BOSTON — Boston police on Tuesday morning briefly closed off at least a block of Newbury Street, near where Monday’s bombing killed three and injured more than 170 others.

Asked by a TPM reporter why the street was shut down, an officer on the corner of Newbury and Hereford Street said it was for “everybody’s safety.”

The street was opened up again by about 11 a.m.

TPM’s Eric Lach contributed to this report. Photo by Eric Lach/TPM


Nick Martin is an associate editor at TPM in New York City. He came to the site in 2011 as a reporter for TPMMuckraker. Previously, he worked in Arizona, first as a staff reporter for a local newspaper and later as a freelance journalist. He also ran the news blog Heat City. Contact him at nick@talkingpointsmemo.com