Tragedy In Boston
Today, the American people found themselves the victims of yet another act of terror on American soil.
At approximately 2:50pm, two bombs were set off near the finish line of the Boston Marathon.
Here is what we know right now (this will change as new developments are known):
- Three are confirmed dead, including an 8-year-old boy
- At least 125 people are injured
- Two bombs containing ball bearings were detonated in trash cans that were 50-100 yards apart
- Reports indicate that as many as five additional explosive devices were found near the race site and disarmed by law enforcement
- A third explosion occurred at the JFK Library, but was said to be unrelated to this attack
- Air space around Boston was temporarily shut down, but has since been re-opened
- We've received conflicting reports about a person of interest being guarded by law enforcement officials while being treated in a hospital for wounds suffered in today's attack. Earlier reports indicate that there is person a of interest. The New York Post reports that the person of interest may be a Saudi national. CBS News is reporting that this person of interest is now being questioned by law enforcement
- A picture was released showing a man on the roof of a building directly above one of the explosions. It is not yet known if this mystery person may have been involved with the attack
The President made a statement and said that anyone found responsible for this attack will "feel the full weight of justice," but refused to call it an act of terror. About 30 minutes after the President's statement, an anonymous White House official said what the President refused to say in his address: "This will be treated as an Act of Terror."
We will update you with the latest information as we get it. Please join me in saying a prayer for the victims of this tragic attack.