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

Published on April 16, 2013

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

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