I won’t comment too much about the Boston explosions. All we know at this point is that two blasts rocked the Boston Marathon today, injuring dozens of people.
We also know that there was a third explosion at the JFK library in Dorchester.
We know there were limbs and other extremities torn off, and a suspect has been detained.
I will post more as I find out more.
My thoughts are with Boston today.
UPDATE: despite initial reports that CNN’s Wolf Blitzer linked the TEA Party to the explosions, he didn’t exactly do that.
Here’s what he said.
It’s a state holiday in Massachusetts today called Patriots Day, and who knows if that had anything to do with these explosions.
UPDATE #2: CNN has casualty count at three dead and 144 injured. The three include an 8 year old child.
Investigators are classifying this as an act of terrorism – something that was obvious to all of us as we watched the footage.
Federal and local investigators — including bomb technicians — searched an apartment in nearby Revere, the city’s fire department posted on Facebook early Tuesday. The search took place by consent, according to a federal law enforcement source, meaning no search warrant was needed.
But authorities have not officially linked the search to the marathon bombings.
A federal law enforcement official said both bombs were small, and initial tests showed no C-4 or other high-grade explosive, suggesting that the packages used in the attack were crude.
UPDATE #3: Supposedly there was a “person of interest” in custody at a Boston hospital – a Saudi national.
The potential suspect told police he had dinner Sunday night near Boston’s Prudential Center, about half a mile from the blast site, the sources said.
He also said that he went to the Copley Square area yesterday to witness the finish of the race.
The sources said that, after the man was grabbed by police, he smelled of gunpowder and declared, “I thought there would be a second bomb.”
He also asked: “Did anyone die?”
UPDATE #4: Authorities searched an apartment in Revere and removed several bags filled with stuff.