The bomb squad and FBI agents swept the home of a 20-year-old male, said to be of Saudi origin, after he was acting suspicious following the bombings at the Boston Marathon on April 15. Read on for all the details.
On April 15, detectives raided the Boston home of a Saudi student, 20, who is allegedly a suspect in connection with the horrifying explosions at the marathon which killed three, including 8-year-old Martin Richard, and injured at least 176.
Boston Bombing Suspect: Police Raid Saudi Student’s Home
Authorities are still unsure who is behind the blasts, but they’re currently following a number of leads that have lead them to the home of a Saudi student, Mail Online reports.
FBI agents and bomb disposal officers swept an apartment in the suburbs of Boston, after a man was arrested at the scene of the explosions. The suspect, said to be of Saudi origin, is reportedly under police guard in a local hospital, where he’s being treated for burns and various wounds, after he was allegedly tackled to the ground by a bystander who believed he was acting suspiciously.
It’s not yet clear if agents found anything in the apartment raid, but law sources told the New York Post that after the man was grabbed by police, he smelled of gun powder and said, “I thought there would be a second bomb” before asking, “Did anyone die?”
As of April 15, it was reported that police were questioning a “person of interest,” who was injured during the blast at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, an official tells The Boston Globe.
Law enforcement officials were alerted to be on the lookout for a “darker-skinned or black male,” possibly with a foreign accent, according to CNN. About five minutes before the attack, the described man was seen trying to enter a restricted area. He was said to be wearing a black backpack and hooded sweatshirt.
The explosions on April 15 claimed the lives of three people and injured at least 176.
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