Monday, April 15, 2013
Latest On The Boston Bombing
The above picture shows the suspect in today's bombing being arrested, complete with ghutra. It's been confirmed that he's a Saudi national here on a visa.
CBS News senior correspondent John Miller reported that a Saudi national was seen "acting suspiciously" running from the explosion, and a civilian chased him down and tackled him, after which the police arrested him.
Except now we're being told there is no suspect.
What the Boston Police Commissioner's telling the press now is, ""Let me stress there is no suspect at Brigham and Woman’s Hospital, there are people being questioned but there is no suspect."
He also said that there were 3 dead, not 12 as the New York Post reported earlier.
Law enforcement sources in Boston are also saying that the incident at the JFK Library was not a bombing but was fire related.
They're also reviewing the surveillance video I mentioned earlier showing a man carrying two backpacks near the site of the bombings. No one is saying yet whether the person in the video is linked to the blasts.He's described as 'dark skinned, possibly with a foreign accent.'
One interesting detail no one's saying much about is an incident that occurred in Revere, about five miles from downtown Boston. Local police and 20 members of the bomb squad searched the apartment of what's described as 'a person of interes't after an 'erratic driver' led them there after driving around the State Police barracks a number of times. Two members of the squad reportedly removed several bags of the kind normally used to store evidence from the apartment.
More as it comes in.