Patriot Day Bomber

HUNT ON FOR ‘PATRIOT DAY BOMBER’

by JIMMY GOLEN, ASSOCIATED PRESS  |  published on April 16, 2013


BOSTON (AP) — The bombs that blew up seconds apart at the finish line of one of the world’s most storied races left the streets spattered with blood and glass, three dead, including an 8-year-old boy, more than 140 wounded and gaping questions of who chose to attack at the Boston Marathon and why.

Federal investigators said no one had claimed responsibility for the bombings one of the city’s most famous civic holidays, Patriots Day. But the blasts among the throngs of spectators raised fears of a terrorist attack.

President Barack Obama was careful not to use the words “terror” or “terrorism” as he spoke at the White House Monday after the deadly bombings, but an administration official said the bombings were being treated as an act of terrorism.

“We will find out who did this. We’ll find out why they did this,” the president said. “Any responsible individuals, any responsible groups, will feel the full weight of justice.”

The bombs blew up seconds apart Monday at the finish line of one of the world’s most storied races, killing at least three people, including an 8-year-old boy, and wounding more than 140 more.

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