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— Steven Bognar (@BogsWBZ) April 16, 2013
A large police presence has reportedly been searching a home at a Revere condo complex since 5 p.m. following the Boston Marathon Bombing.Click here to read more
UPDATE 9:40 p.m. — Via Wall Street Journal: Investigators now doubt that the five additional suspected explosive devices found were indeed bombs.
UPDATE 8:59 p.m. — Via FBI Press release:
The FBI has set-up 1-800-CALL-FBI (1-800-225-5324), prompt #3, for anyone who has information, visual images, and/or details regarding the explosions along the Boston Marathon route and elsewhere. No piece of information or detail is too small.
UPDATE 8:50 p.m. — LIVE PRESS CONFERENCE, Boston Police Commissioner Edward Davis speaking: Three confirmed dead. He says there is NO suspect at Brigham and Women’s hospital, contrary to reports.
UPDATE 8:50 p.m. LIVE PRESS CONFERENCE, Rick Delori, FBI agent in charge, speaking: Encourages “heightened state of vigilance.” Calls this a criminal investigation that is a “potential” terrorism investigation.
UPDATE 8:47 p.m. LIVE PRESS CONFERENCE, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick speaking: The National Guard has secured the crime scene and will limit access to it.
UPDATE 8:40 p.m. — Via NBC: The ages of those killed and injured range from 3 to 62.
UPDATE 8:38 p.m. — Death toll rises to 3.
Source: Three now confirmed dead in Boston, death toll expected to rise higher
— Donovan Slack (@DonovanSlack) April 16, 2013
UPDATE 8:35 p.m. — Via Wall Street Journal: Officials have found “FIVE additional, undetonated explosive devices in [the] Boston area.”
UPDATE 8:19 p.m. — Via Business Insider: FBI and Boston Police to hold press conference at 8:30 p.m.
UPDATE 8:16 p.m. — 4,000-plus unclaimed bags were left at the scene of the bombing.
Photo: Unclaimed bags at finish line of Boston Marathon following explosion (Mary Pilon/NY Times) – twitter.com/TheMatthewKeys…
— Matthew Keys (@TheMatthewKeys) April 16, 2013
UPDATE 8:13 p.m. — CNN reports at least 10 amputations have been performed on victims of the bombing.
UPDATE 8:12 p.m. — NBC reports one of the persons of interest in the bombing is a “young person here on a student visa.”
UPDATE 7:54 p.m. — CNN now reporting 132 injured.
Looks like the Westboro Baptist Church is in for a fight in Boston.Click here to read more
UPDATE 7:41 p.m. — NBC now reporting at least 100 injured in the bombing.
UPDATE 7:26 p.m. — Sources tell Fox’s Jonathan Hunt that three more unexploded devices were found. Officials are scouring the entire 26-mile marathon route.
UPDATE 7:11 p.m. — Via Fox News live broadcast: The FBI and National Counterterrorism Center will brief the House Intelligence Committee tomorrow morning.
UPDATE 6:54 p.m. — The Red Cross has announced it does not need more blood donations.
— RedCrossEasternMA (@RedCrossEastMA) April 15, 2013
UPDATE 6:50 p.m. — The JFK Library fire is extinguished.
The fire in the building is out. Appears to have started in mechanical room. All staff and visitors are safe & accounted for.
— JFK Library (@JFKLibrary) April 15, 2013
UPDATE 6:35 p.m. — AP is reporting two dead, 80 wounded.
Eerie images are coming out of Boston. #prayforbostonClick here to read more
UPDATE 6:34 p.m. — One of the deceased is an 8-year-old boy.
CNN: “One of the people killed was an 8-year old child.”
— John Ourand (@Ourand_SBJ) April 15, 2013
UPDATE 6:17 p.m. — Speaking live on Fox news: House Homeland Security Chairman Mike McCaul says he’s hearing ball bearings were used in the two explosive devices that detonated almost simultaneously at the Boston Marathon finish line.
UPDATE 6:13 p.m. — Obama is addressing the nation. “We still do not know who did this or why; but make no mistake, we will get to the bottom of this.” …. “We will find out who did this, and we will hold them accountable.”
UPDATE 5:59 p.m. — Via Boston and Massachusetts officials speaking in live press conference on WBZ: Ed Davis, Boston police commissioner, says it’s unclear whether the incident at Umass’ JFK Library was just a fire or was an incendiary device. It’s unknown if it’s tied to the two explosions at the marathon finish line. There is “no suspect” in the bombings.
UPDATE 5:50 p.m. — President Obama is scheduled to address the nation at 6:10 p.m. EST.
UPDATE 5:31 p.m. — Via Talking Points Memo: Boston PD says NY Post is wrong about the death toll and the Saudi “suspect” in the hospital. No suspects in custody.
After the Boston Marathon bombings earlier today, we went out to see how the NYPD was reacting to the attacks. We noted a clear, yet quietly increasing, presence of officers in Times Square and Grand Central.Click here to read more
UPDATE 5:21 p.m. — Via scanner: Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital on Francis Street reports a military-style duffle bag in the ER. The National Guard bomb squad is on the way.
UPDATE 5:02 p.m. — Via NY Times: All cell phone in Boston will be disabled to prevent remote detonations.
UPDATE 5:01 p.m. — Via scanner: A black male in a black hoodie with a backpack was spotted trying to enter a gated area. He was turned away and was operating an iPad. This was 5 minutes before the bombing.
UPDATE 4:51 p.m. New York Post reports suspect is a Saudi national.
UPDATE 4:49 p.m. — Via scanner: FBI is searching for a yellow Penske truck.