Were multiple bombs defused around Boston on April 15? Is a suspect being held? FBI and police officials separated facts from fiction in an April 16 press conference. Watch the video here.
Law enforcement officials promised the people of Boston and all Americans that investigators will go ” to the ends of the earth to identify to identify the suspects responsible for this despicable crime,” said FBI Special Agent-in-Charge of the FBI’s Boston Field Office ,Richard DesLauriers. Massachusetts Govenor Deval Patrick also dispelled the myth that multiple other explosive devices were discovered around Boston and defused. The truth was that there were only two explosions which occurred within 150 yards of each other near the finish line at the Boston marathon on April 15. Police revealed that in the aftermath of the horrific crime they and the FBI have been combing the crime scene in downtown Boston.
Boston Explosions — No Extra Bombs Were Planted At The Marathon
“There were reports that there were seven unexploded devices still lying around the city, but that is not true,” said a state official on April 16. “There were only two devices, and they were the ones that went off.”
“There are no known additional threats.”
Well thank God for that.
Sadly, Gov Deval Patrick reported that 176 people have been injured in the bombings, including three confirmed dead. The officials said that assistance from the public remains critical, and that the FBI is logically following up on a series of leads. There is a high volume of evidence and leads, according to officials, and thirty forensic experts are at currently at the scene, combing for evidence. They also worked through the night conducting interviews.
A state official also promised to find out “who did this, and why.”
Boston police believe the attack was an act of terrorism. CNN called the tragedy a “well-planned event.”
CBS News reports that police are now looking at surveillance video showing someone carrying multiple backpacks into the area about 20 minutes before explosions.
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WATCH: Live Stream Of Press Conference
— Eleanore Hutch