The Latest on the Boston Marathon Bombing: What We Know So Far
The Boston Marathon finish line in 2009.
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Update: Sen. Dianne Feinstein told reporters that the Saudi National whose home was searched in relation to the Boston bombings is not a suspect.
"As far as I know, he is not a suspect. That's as far as I know," she said. "See this is the problem -- we really don't know. We know one thing. It qualifies, in my book, as a terrorist attack."
Here's a video of Fox News questioning his roomate. News outlets have confirmed that the man is not a suspect, but has been questioned as a witness.
Update: 29-year-old Krystle M. Campbell, of Medford, Mass., has been identified as the second victim. Her father said the following In a statement reported by Yahoo News:
"My daughter was the most lovable girl," her father, William A. Campbell Jr., told Yahoo News. "She helped everybody and I'm just so shocked right now. We're just devastated. She was a wonderful, wonderful girl. Always willing to lend a hand."
In a press conference earlier today President Obama called the Boston bombing an act of terrorism, but reiterated that investigators do not know the group or individuals responsible, or their motives. The President added:
We also know this: The American people refuse to be terrorized because what the world saw yesterday in the aftermath of the explosions were stories of heroism and kindness and generosity and love — exhausted runners who kept running to the nearest hospital to give blood and those who stayed to tend to the wounded, some tearing off their own clothes to make tourniquets; the first responders who ran into the chaos to save lives; the men and the women who are still treating the wounded at some of the best hospitals in the world and the medical students who hurried to help saying, when we heard, we all came in; the priests who opened their churches and administered to the hurt and the fearful and the good people of Boston who opened their homes to the victims of this attack and those shaken by it. So if you want to know who we are, what America is, how we respond to evil, that’s it: selflessly, compassionately, not afraid.
Meanwhile, the Boston Herald has identified the roomate of the man questioned by police in connection with the bombing. The Globe reports:
A Revere man today said police informed him his roommate was injured by shrapnel at the Marathon before searching his apartment and questioning him for hours last night.
The father of Martin Richard, the 8-year-old killed in the blast, issued a statement via WBZ-TV in Boston:
My dear son Martin has died from injuries sustained in the attack on Boston. My wife and daughter are both recovering from serious injuries. We thank our family and friends, those we know and those we have never met, for their thoughts and prayers. I ask that you continue to pray for my family as we remember Martin. We also ask for your patience and for privacy as we work to simultaneously grieve and recover. Thank you.
A day after explosions ripped through the crowd watching the end of the Boston Marathon, there are no suspects in custody and some of the injured remain in the hospital. The boy who was killed by the bomb has been identified, while the Federal Bureau of Investigation has vowed that their investigation will be “worldwide.” Those are some of latest updates from the aftermath of the deadly bombings at the marathon yesterday, which killed three people and injured 176, according to the Boston Police Department.