Three people were killed, including an 8-year-old-boy, and at least 176 were injured in explosions near the Boston Marathan finish line yesterday, NPR reports. At least 17 of the wounded were critically injured. Authorities searched an apartment in the Boston suburb of Revere late Monday. They left with some bags. There have been no arrests reported and officials aren’t commenting on whether anyone is or isn’t in custody. A doctor who treated victims says an X-ray indicated that BBs or ball bearings may have been packed into the explosives.
As Boston and other major cities around the world keep their police on alert, there’s particular concern in London — which hosts former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher’s funeral on Wednesday and a major marathon Sunday. President Obama said Monday evening: “We will find out who did this and we will hold them accountable.” Law enforcement officials said today that a Saudi national injured in the Boston Marathon bombing is regarded as a witness, not a suspect.