Boston Marathon Bombing Day 2Posted: April 16, 2013
“(Reuters) – Officials investigating the Boston Marathon bombing said on Tuesday that no additional explosive devices have been discovered other than the two that detonated near the race’s finish line, a development that could complicate the case.
At this point, no one is in custody in connection with the Monday afternoon attack that left three dead and sent 176 to area hospitals, Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis said at a press conference. Of the injured, 17 remain in critical condition.”
The FBI are now in charge of the official investigation.
“The two bombs that ripped through the crowds at the Boston Marathon, killing three people and wounding more than 170, were fashioned out of pressure cookers and packed with shards of metal, nails and ball bearings, a person briefed on the investigation said Tuesday.”
“A doctor treating the wounded appeared to corroborate the person’s account, saying one of the victims was maimed by what looked like ball bearings or BBs. Doctors also said they removed a host of sharp objects from the victims, including nails that were sticking out of one little girl’s body.”
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Officials are asking for photos and video from the public that may help in finding those who are responsible.
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Boston Mayor’s Hotline for families of victims: 617-635-4500
Boston Police line for witnesses who may have information: 800-494-8477
“Law enforcement officials told NBC News that authorities questioned a 20-year-old man who is in the United States on a valid student visa. He was seen running from the blast area, had burns and was interviewed in a Boston hospital. But an official told NBC News that interest in the man was fading. It was his apartment building, in the Boston suburb of Revere, that police and federal agents searched overnight.”
According the Boston Area Red Cross‘ Twitter feed they currently have enough blood on hand to meet the demand for the wounded. The Red Cross also has a website “Safe and Well” for people looking for friends and family who are missing after the explosion.
While there is enough food, water, and blood to take care of this tragedy go to https://donate.salvationarmyusa.org/ if you want to know how you can help in future disasters. As the phrase goes, “Two hands working can do more than a thousand clasped in prayer.”