Terror Attack Strikes Boston Marathon, More Than 130 injured; Person of Interest ID’d

Screen Shot 2013-04-15 at 6.28.11 PMBOSTON — More than 130 people were injured today as multiple explosions rocked the Boston Marathon in a “coordinated” terror attack.

Two explosions were detonated at the race’s finish line within seconds of each other, beginning at 2:50 p.m. Three other undetonated devices were later discovered by authorities. A federal law enforcement source told The Post there are at least 12 dead and at least 132 people have been treated at seven area hospitals.

Law enforcement sources confirmed to The Post that authorities have a identified a suspect, a Saudi national, who is currently being guarded in a Boston hospital with shrapnel wounds.

CBS reported that an individual is in custody. He is reportedly cooperative and denies involvement in the attack.

A White House official told Bloomberg news, “Any event with multiple explosive devices — as this appears to be — is clearly an act of terror.”

Homeland Security committee member Rep. Bill Keating (D-MA) called today’s explosions a “sophisticated, coordinated event.”

WCVB in Boston is reporting that an 8-year-old boy was among those killed in Monday’s attack.
Law-enforcement sources said at least the first explosion occurred in the lobby of a nearby hotel.

“There were two bombs that exploded near the finish line in today’s Boston Marathon,” The Boston Marathon’s official Facebook page read. “We are working with law enforcement to understand what exactly has happened.”

The airspace above the city was ordered cleared as well and was briefly designated a no-fly zone, which has since been lifted, by the FAA following the explosions.

Police confirmed a third explosion at JFK Library in Boston but officials later said it was unrelated to the marathon attack. There were no injuries reported from the third bombing.

Read more: nypost.com

  • Erica

    HORRIBLE. PRAY.

  • GrumpyOleMan

    Where is Diane Frankenstein with new legislation limiting the destructive force an IED can have within the boarders of the U.S.? In the wake of today’s events, we need new legislation pushed through immediately! Sorry folks. I can’t help myself. Politicians have become too stupid for words. My sympathies to those injured and their families.

  • GrizzlyIX

    WOnder how Obozo’s Commie cronies will spin THIS into the gun-grabbing obscene farce? ! ? ! ? !

  • Gary

    Who was running “bomb drills” before, during, and after the marathon, and why? A little Reichstag Fire action in Bean Town, maybe?

  • Retired Marine MSgt

    This article purports that there are 12 dead and 50 injured. Fox News reports 3 dead and more than a hundred hurt or wounded. Somebody has this story screwed up. I don’t think that it is Fox. One of the most important facets of journalism is doing due diligence, checking out your facts and sources, before publishing; I doubt that the NYPost is doing a very good job of doing that.

    • Shane

      Fox News had it right, 3 dead over 100 wounded.

  • http://twitter.com/msmoommist Ms MoomMist

    Did any of you watch the 8:30 press conference? Nobody is in custody and no more comments until tomorrow morning. Be aware of false reporting, they always come back to bite you in the rear end.

  • lm1b2

    After 9/11 Bush invaded Iraq,even though the Saudis were behind 9/11 I wonder who that idiot Obama is going to invade for Boston attack?

    • SgtTomOfMarines

      The local golf course?

    • Shane

      He will attack conservative Christians like he always does.

      • dave

        But he claims to be one of them.

    • reggiec

      Osama Bin Ladin and some of the hijackers were a Saudi but the “Saudis” were not behind the 9/11 attacks. If you studied Osama and his helpers you will discover they wanted to destroy relations between the US and The Saudis. They wanted to bring down the saudi government and turn the US against all Arabs and all Arabs against the US. Their ultimate goal was to reinstate the Califate and have fundamental Islam rule the world. Bush’s invasion of Iraq was wrong. Iraq was keeping Iran busy and between themselves was reducing the numbers of both sides of the Sheite, Sunni wars.

      • lm1b2

        Some? Seventeen out of nineteen were Saudis,and there form of Islam is radical,they were behind attack,who are you kidding ?

  • joe

    Another idiot on ABC said the same thing

  • Shane

    Here’s more from Jihad Watch – Saudi in custody for Boston bombing had burn injury
    http://www.jihadwatch.org/2013/04/saudi-in-custody-for-boston-bombing-had-burn-injury.html
    He had a burn injury and yet ran, such that people had to chase him down. Why wasn’t he seeking medical help? Why did he run?
    “Authorities question Saudi national in Boston attack,” by John Miller for CBS News, April 15:

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