‘The explosives used in the deadly Boston Marathon bombing were contained in 6-liter pressure cookers and hidden in black duffel bags on the ground, a person briefed on the investigation told The Associated Press on Tuesday.
One of the explosives contained shards of metal and ball bearings, and another contained nails, the person said.’ (source)
Updated 04-16-13 9:10CST:
FBI says “currently no clear suspects” in bombing (link)
Bill Hemmer of Fox News reported this morning: Revere, Mass. apartment search yielded no evidence of involvement in bomb plot; Saudi national cleared of wrong doing (no web-based source link available)
Anti-terrorism forces deployed worldwide in the aftermath of the bombing (link)
Still unclear: How many devices were there? Two detonated… two additional unexploded bombs found? (link)
University of Mobileâs Cross Country Coach, who was near the finish line of the Boston Marathon when a series of explosions went off, said he thought it was odd there were bomb sniffing dogs at the start and finish lines.âThey kept making announcements on the loud speaker that it was just a drill and there was nothing to worry about,â Coach Ali Stevenson told Local 15. âIt seemed like there was some sort of threat, but they kept telling us it was just a drill.â
Boston PD Immediately Shut Down Cell Phone Network city-wide (link)
OFFICIALS MAY HAVE HAD PRIOR KNOWLEDGE:
A startling report from Paul Joseph Watson has revealed that officials may have had prior knowledge of an impending terror attack.
An eyewitness to the two explosions at the Boston Marathon today said that a âdrillâ was repeatedly announced before the bombs exploded and that he âthought it was oddâ bomb sniffing dogs were in place before the blast.
University of Mobileâs Cross Country Coach Ali StevensonÂ told Local 15 News, ââThey kept making announcements on the loud speaker that it was just a drill and there was nothing to worry about. âIt seemed like there was some sort of threat, but they kept telling us it was just a drill.â
The news station also reports that Stevenson âthought it was odd there were bomb sniffing dogs at the start and finish lines.â
Stevenson then describes hearing the explosions as he ran away from the scene, having just completed the marathon.
If this report is accurate, it clearly suggests there could have been some degree of prior knowledge of the bombing, which killed two people and injured at least 23.
Multiple explosions have rocked the Boston Marathon, causing at least two deaths and tearing apart numerous limbs.
A third explosion is now being reported at JFKÂ Library with officials searching the city for any other previously placed bombs.
Two bombs exploded near the finish of the Boston Marathon on Monday, killing two people, injuring 22 others and sending authorities rushing to aid wounded spectators at America’s oldest and most prestigous marathon, race organizers and police said.
One runner, a Rhode Island state police officer, said he saw at least two dozen people with very serious injuries, including missing limbs.
About two hours after the winners crossed the finish line, there was a loud explosion on the north side of Boylston Street, just before the photo bridge that marks the line. Another explosion could be heard a few seconds later.
During a news conference featuring Boston officials, it was confirmed that a third explosion had hit but that information was still trickling in that could confirm that.