Skooter reports 04/18/13
Investigators are looking for two men considered to be persons of interest in Monday’s Boston Marathon terror attack and have disseminated photos for “law enforcement eyes only,” a federal law enforcement source said. The FBI is not sharing the images with the public for fear of jeopardizing the current investigation, a source said.
One of the men in the photos has a backpack that seems to match the bag thought to have been used in the attack. The other man also appears to have a bag of some sort.
News of the images emerged as investigators spent Wednesday eyeing over photos and video footage and putting together shredded remnants of bombs in an effort to nil in on suspects behind the attack.
Atop a nearby building, a crumbled pressure cooker lid was found, thought to have been part of one bomb, and together with the other pieces was being analyzed at an FBI lab. In addition, a battery and several pieces of shrapnel were also recovered and undergoing tests. It was also learned that the circuit board suspected of being used to detonate at least one of the bombs, has been found. Cellphone tower records were also analyzed by FBI investigators to identify positive hits for signs of calls that may have been placed to trigger both explosions remotely.
Until now no arrests have been made in the Boston Marathon bombing, the FBI and Boston Police said. Earlier, there were reports from other media outlets, that a suspect had been arrested in the fatal attack.
In India, Pakistan and Afghanistan, pressure cooker bombs have been used in high-profile bombings. It have been advertised in the Al Qaeda in Yemen’s online propaganda magazine Inspire and in the “The Anarachist Cookbook.”
At the Boston Medical Center, Dr., chief of trauma services said Wednesday there are six males and 13 females are being treated at the facility. Seven people had amputations and two still in critical condition, including a 5-year-old boy. Doctors have been treating lung injuries also, which was likely caused from the force of the explosion or impact on the ground, he said.
There were 14 patients treated at the Tufts Medical Center, seven of whom have been discharged. None of the patients are listed in critical condition.
Anyone with information on the bombings is being urged to call Boston authorities at 1-800-494-TIPS.