April 15, 2013

6:52 PM

Obama doesn’t say ‘terror’

[…] “Notably absent from [Obama’s] remarks was the word “terror,” though federal investigators are classifying the bombings as a terror event. It is not clear if it’s from a domestic or foreign source, a federal law enforcement official with knowledge of the investigation said.”

6:35 PM

Boston runners were warned: Squamish man

“Runners getting set to take part in the Boston Marathon were warned beforehand that they were going to die, said a Squamish resident who took part in the race.”

6:23 PM

12 dead, at least 50 more injured after terror attack on Boston Marathon, suspect identified and being guarded in hospital

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

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BBC: Suggests “homegrown terrorism”

5:34 PM

This Is Different From 9/11: Wesley Clark

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Domestic terrorism: Sen. Dianne Feinstein, chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, said she has been in touch with all of the intelligence agencies and none had intelliglence warning of the bombing at the Boston Marathon.

Feinstein (D-Calif.) called the bombing a terrorist event but said it remained unclear if it was domestic or foreign.

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Authorities ID suspect as Saudi national in marathon bombings, under guard at Boston hospital. “Investigators have a suspect — a Saudi Arabian national — in the horrific Boston Marathon bombings, The Post has learned. Law enforcement sources said the 20-year-old suspect was under guard at an undisclosed Boston hospital.”

4:24 PM

UM Coach: Bomb Sniffing Dogs Were at Start, Finish Lines for “Drill”

“University of Mobile’s Cross Country Coach, who was near the finish line of the Boston Marathon when a series of explosions went off, said he thought it was odd there were bomb sniffing dogs at the start and finish lines.”

4:23 PM

CNN National Security Analyst Warns Of ‘Right-Wing Extremists’ Behind Boston Bombings. “CNN national security analyst Peter Bergen told host Jake Tapper on Monday that the explosions in Boston could be the work of Al Qaeda terrorists as much as they could be part of a planned assault by ‘right-wing extremists.’ Bergen said he was reminded of the Oklahoma City bombing, and that terrorism on the right could not be ruled out.”

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NY Post: Police claim suspect is in custody: “Authorities have a identified a suspect, who is currently being guarded in a Boston hospital with shrapnel wounds.”

3:30 PM

12 dead, nearly 50 injured after 2 explosions rock Boston Marathon, law enforcement sources confirm

A federal law-enforcement source confirmed to The Post there are at least 12 dead and nearly 50 injured. Fox News reported that Massachusetts General Hospital was treating 10 people with amputated limbs and all operating rooms were on hold.

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2:50 PM: “I witnessed the report of the three dead myself on Fox News from a Marathon official giving his eyewitness bodycount report to a police official. He said, “I’ve counted for sure 3 blown apart. That’s 3 confirmed dead.” I’m calling this a terror attack based on eyewitness reports from the scene of witnesses describing explosions coming out of two separate locations which are inconsistent with gas line or other such explosions.” Pat Dollard

Reuters is reporting a bomb or bombs have gone off at the finish line of the Boston Marathon. Police have confirmed there are injuries. will report more on this story as details emerge.


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