The 2013 version of the Boston Marathon became a scene of horror today after two bombs appear to have exploded in succession near the finish line near Copley Square in the historic American city. Updating every few minutes below.
UPDATE 4/16/2013 at 8:02 a.m. Central: New helmet camera video (below) captures blast.
BLOCKBUSTER UPDATE at 4:10 p.m. Central – NY Post reporting Saudi national under guard at Boston hosipital:
Investigators have a suspect — a Saudi Arabian national — in the horrific Boston Marathon bombings, The Post has learned.
David Pakman’s video, above, contains a variety of early observations and possible explanations. More to come.
Above is a second video. Below is a third video.
JFK Library added as site of third explosion, per Boston Police Commissioner. See SkyNews video below.
Later, Boston PD reversed position on JFK Library, said it was an unrelated fire.
While flipping back and forth between NBC and CBS, I’ve already heard the term, “home-grown” (as in terror) and a mention that today is Patriot’s Day, commemorating the War of Independence battles at Lexington and Concord. I have not heard, however, any mention of possible Islamic terrorism or that it may have been the work of some other experienced terror group.
I heard one eyewitness on the scene tell a network news reporter that she smelled a sulfur-like smell in the air after the blasts went off.
Let’s hope no one, especially Kim Jung Un or Mahmoud Ahmahdinejad, claim credit.