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'IT WAS SURVIVAL MODE': Krider was across the street from Boston explosion

April 17, 2013

Shelby Krider, daughter of Randy and Sherry Krider, of Krider’s Meats, was across the street from one of the bombs at the Boston Marathon. Krider’s photo was taken 13 minutes before the first bomb exploded. The device was located between the brown and white buildings. Photo contributed

BOSTON — “I didn’t comprehend what was going on.”

Shelby Krider, 2003 Columbia City High School graduate, was across the street from the first explosion during the Boston Marathon Monday afternoon.

“My friends and I go to the marathon every year,” Krider said. “We know a few people who are charity runners, and we were waiting for them to come to the finish line.”

Krider said she was in the stands on Boylston Street, near the finish line, when she heard the blast.

“When the first one went off, it sounded like a cannon. It wasn’t apparent that it was a bad situation,” Krider said. “I wasn’t sure what it was.

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