Boston's twin bombings: marathon 'terror' leaves U.S. on high alert with 3 dead, hundred injured

Published April 15th, 2013 - 09:49 GMT
Carlos Arredondo, who was at the finish line of the 117th Boston Marathon when two explosives detonated.
Carlos Arredondo, who was at the finish line of the 117th Boston Marathon when two explosives detonated.

In the immediate aftermath of the reported twin explosions devestating Boston's marathon, New York Police Department officials activated emergency measures to protect New York City in what cannot but strike the news wires as an echo of events that rocked NYC and the world in 2001.

Hot on the heels of the Boston race attacks came reports of a third incident striking the JFK Boston library. News sources initially speculated whether this could be a carefully coordinated series of bomb attacks as a 'third' or indeed even fourth unexploded device has been unearthed. 

More recent reports suggest that the incident at the presidential library was not related to the twin bombings at the marathon, and the 'fire' turned out to be of a mechanical origin.

As Boston's tragic race reports rippled over to East coast centre NYC, NYPD spokesman Paul Browne said in a news release that critical response vehicles were being deployed to locations throughout the city “until more about the explosion is learned.”

While 3 have been confirmed dead, at least 4 are already said to be amputees as a result of the devestation that ripped through more than just the race.

Still early to speculate accurately on the origins of these race attacks, at least some law enforcement voices are putting out word that the explosions appear “intentional.” But domestic terror has not been ruled out.

Even within hours of the terrible events, some sources tried to pin the bombings on a suspect which likely proved false— a Saudi Arabian national.

Law enforcement sources said the "20-year-old suspect was under guard at an undisclosed Boston hospital."

It was not immediately clear why the man was hospitalized and whether he was injured in the attack or in his apprehension. There are rumors already emerging while a city is on lockdown of backpacks being surveyed on camera.

A law enforcement source confirmed to the media that at least 3 people were killed and as many as 100 were injured in the blasts. The FBI has classified the explosive Boston scene as the site of a terror attack.

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