News Update!!: Boston Marathon Explosions.

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News Update!!: Boston, MA: Boston Marathon Explosions.

** Updated at 10:00pm PT on Thursday, April 18th, 2013: **


More information has been released as the search continues for the person or persons involved in 2 explosions at the Boston Marathon held on Patriot’s Day in Boston, Massachusetts.

**** Breaking News!!: Wanted Suspects in the Boston Marathon Attacks. ****

Boston, MA: Video and picture of suspects released in Boston Marathon attacks.

This video and picture obtain by Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) shows two “armed and dangerous” suspects in the Boston Marathon attacks.

You can view the pictures at the following ZachNews website addresses:

http://zachnews.net/2013/04/18/breaking-news-video-and-pictures-of-suspects-released-in-boston-marathon-attacks/

http://zachnews.tumblr.com/post/48305889911/breaking-news-boston-ma-video-and-picture-of 

You can watch the surveillance video related of the suspects in Boston Marathon attacks at the following YouTube website address:

http://youtu.be/M80DXI932OE

If you seen this suspect, please contact the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) at: 1-800-CALL-FBI (225-5324).

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** News Update!!: Interfaith service for the victims of the Boston Marathon attacks: **

A interfaith service was held Thursday morning at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Boston, Massachusetts for the victims of the Boston Marathon attacks in Boston, Massachusetts.

United States President Barack Obama spoke to the community during the interfaith service saying the following:

“On Monday, the sun rose over Boston, hundreds of thousands lined the streets. Then, in an instant, the day’s beauty was shattered,” said United States President Barack Obama.

“If they sought to intimidate us, to terrorize us … It should be pretty clear right now that they picked the wrong city to do it,” said United States President Barack Obama.

Addressing those who did this attack, United States President Barack Obama, “We will find you.”

“We may be momentarily knocked off our feet, But we’ll pick ourselves up. We’ll keep going. We will finish the race,” said United States President Barack Obama.

“This time next year, on the third Monday in April, the world will return to this great American city to run harder than ever and cheer even louder for the 118th Boston Marathon,” said United States President Barack Obama.

City of Boston Mayor Tom Menino spoke to the community during the interfaith service saying the following:

“We are one Boston. No adversity, no challenge, nothing can tear down the resilience and the heart of this city and its people,” said City of Boston Mayor Tom Menino.

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** If you would like to help the victims of the Boston Marathon attacks, here are a few organizations that are helping the victims of the Boston Marathon attacks: **

– One Fund Boston:

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and Boston’s Mayor Tom Menino says the city has established ‘One Fund Boston’. 

http://onefundboston.org/

– The Red Cross: Donations:

http://www.redcross.org/

– The Red Cross: Give Blood:

http://www.redcrossblood.org/

– The Salvation Army:

http://www.salvationarmyusa.org/usn/www_usn_2.nsf

– Boston Children’s Hospital:

http://www.childrenshospital.org/

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At least 3 people are dead and at least 183 people are reportedly injured with 23 people in critical condition and at least 9 of the injured people are children.

2 of the 3 victims of the Boston Marathon attacks have been identified as following:

– 8 year old Martin Richard: Loved to climb trees in the neighborhood, ride his bike, play baseball, and was a student at Pope John Paul II Catholic Academy in Massachusetts.

– 29 year old Krystle Campbell: A helpful and loving person who cared for others and loved animals.

– 23 year old Lingzu Lu: A Boston University graduate student. She won an academic scholarship to Beijing Institute of Technology, where she received accolades for her excellent math skills. 

The father of 8 year old Martin Richard released the following statement:

“My dear son Martin has died from injuries sustained in the attack on Boston. My wife and daughter are both recovering from serious injuries. We thank our family and friends, those we know and those we have never met, for their thoughts and prayers. I ask that you continue to pray for my family as we remember Martin. We also ask for your patience and for privacy as we work to simultaneously grieve and recover. Thank you.”

An undated school picture of 8 year old Martin Richard hold a sign for a peace march saying, “No more hurting people – Peace” have been circulating the internet and the media. 

The family of 29 year old Krystle Campbell spoke to the media well tears fall from her face.

“She was a wonderful person. She… everybody that knew her loved her. She loved her dogs. She used to… She had a heart of gold. She was always smiling and friendly. You couldn’t ask for a better daughter. We can’t believe this has happened. She was such a hard worker at everything she did. This doesn’t make any sense,” said Krystle Campbell’s Mother Patty Campbell.

Classmates of 8 year old Martin Richard as well as the community came together Tuesday evening for a candle light vigil to both remember the 8 year old Martin Richard and all of the victims in this tragic attack.

Tuesday night, communities across the nation held vigils for the victims in the Boston Marathon attacks with more vigils as well as remembrance walks are being plan this week.
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Federal Officials are saying that debris recovered in Boston, Massachusetts includes pieces of black nylon and fragments of BB’s or nails.

Federal Officials are saying that the bombs may have been hidden inside bags or backpack with a pressure cooker loaded with BB’s or nails and pellets inside and with a possible timer.

Federal Officials are saying that nobody has claimed responsibility for the attack and that the attacks in Boston, Massachusetts are not related to Al Qaeda or foreign terrorism group.

Federal Officials are asking the public to be on alert and to call law enforcement if you know something about this attack at the Boston Marathon in Boston, Massachusetts.

“This is Boston; we’re one community and we aren’t going to let terrorist take us over,” said City of Boston Mayor Thomas Menino.

There will be a interfaith service to remember the victims of the Boston Marathon attacks.

“Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is investigating this as act of terrorism,” said United States President Barack Obama.

During a Tuesday morning news conference, officials from the Boston Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), and the Boston Police Department updated the public regarding the explosions during the Boston Marathon.

The City of Boston Mayor said that the community grief for the victims as well as the 8 year old boy and thank the many people and first responders who raced to help the victims in the explosions.

According to the Boston Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), only 2 explosive devices went off and there were no other explosive devices found and there is nobody in custody. 

Authorities are saying that 2 bomb security sweeps were done that day for the Boston Marathon and found nothing during those 2 bomb security sweeps.

According to the Boston Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), there is no knowable threats at this time and the areas is still under an active investigation in the crime scene area.

District Attorney in Boston, Massachusetts call those who committed these explosions, “Cowardice.”

Authorities are asking the public for their help in bringing these person or persons to justice. 

Authorities are looking at many surveillance cameras and are asking those in the public who have video or pictures of the explosions at the Boston Marathon in Boston, Massachusetts to send them into the with the time and area the videos or pictures were taken.

**** Public Alert!!: ****

If you have any information regarding the bombing at the Boston Marathon in Boston, Massachusetts, please contact the Boston Police Department at: 1 (617) 635-4500.

To anonymously assist investigation, please contact the Boston Police Department’s Crime Stoppers Tip Line at: 1 (800) 494-TIPS (8477) or text: TIP to CRIME (27463).

The Boston Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has set up a tip line for anyone who has information, visual images, or details regarding the explosions at the Boston Marathon. No piece of information or detail is too small. If you have any information regarding the bombing at the Boston Marathon in Boston, Massachusetts, please contact the Boston Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) at: 1 (800) CALL-FBI (225-5324) then press prompt #3. 

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At around 3:00pm ET on Monday, April 15th, 2013, 2 explosions near Copley Square occurred near the Finish Line of the Boston Marathon as runners and walkers were crossing the Boston Marathon Finish Line as family and friend were there cheering for the runners and walkers. 

An explosion occurred near the grand stands by the fencing along the street and on the ground blowing out near by store front windows and raining down debris on top of the people who were on the bleachers. 

Seconds after, another explosion just seconds occurred just 360 yards away along the same street again blowing out near by store front windows and raining down debris. Both explosions were loud and shook the area.

There was at least 23,000 runners and walkers participating in Monday’s Boston Marathon which both young and old people from across the nation and around the world were attending at the Boston Marathon.

After these explosions, many people, Boston Marathon volunteers, United States National Guard Members, medical teams for the Boston Marathon, first responders, and even photojournalists rushed to help those who were hurt and injured and to clear heavy debris.

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The Boston Globe has video of the bombing attack. Video filmed by Steve Silva of the explosions that rocked Boylston Street during the Boston Marathon.

You can watch the video at the following The Boston Globe on YouTube website address:

http://youtu.be/046MuD1pYJg 

From NBC affiliate WHDH Channel 7:

2 pictures sent by a NBC affiliate WHDH Channel 7 viewer shows one of the bombing sites along Boylston Street. 

According to NBC affiliate WHDH Channel 7, the first picture shows a bag next to a mailbox and up against a barricade along the marathon route. The second, shows the blast and no sign of the bag. 

You can see the pictures at the following NBC affiliate WHDH Channel 7 website address:

http://www1.whdh.com/news/articles/local/boston/10010384080855/exclusive-fbi-investigating-photo-that-shows-bag/

From Fox affiliate WAGA Channel 5:

According to Fox affiliate WAGA Channel 5, crime scene photos obtained exclusively by FOX 5 Atlanta are the first look at what is left of the first deadly device that exploded at the Boston Marathon. 

You can see the pictures at the following Fox affiliate WAGA Channel 5 website address:

http://www.myfoxatlanta.com/story/21996004/exclusive-photos-boston-marathon-bomb 

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Authorities in Boston, Massachusetts are saying the an explosion at the J.F.K. Library is not related to Monday’s explosions. 

At least 3 people are dead which includes a 8 year old boy and at least 183 people are reportedly injured including 6 to 8 children.

Victims hurt by the explosions were treated at 7 local hospitals around Boston, Massachusetts with injuries include broken bones, shrapnel wounds, and ruptured eardrums. 

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Authorities in Boston, Massachusetts are saying that cellular phone service was shut off do prevent any other attacks by use of a cellular phone.

Because cellular phone service was shut off, many could not contact their loved ones or to find out information on the explosions.

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Authorities and federal agencies are issuing search warrants, talking to people of interest, and searching every part of the area and every item left behind by those attending the Boston Marathon.

Late Monday night, several law enforcement agencies were searching an apartment on Ocean Avenue in Revere, Massachusetts with consent of the person who lives in that apartment. Law enforcement agencies reportedly did not find anything that would be related to the explosions.

On Monday, Federal Officials are calling this explosions a terrorist attack, but nobody is under arrest and nobody knows if these explosions were caused by domestic or foreign terrorists.

Authorities in Boston, Massachusetts are saying that roads along and around the Boston Marathon route are closed and the United States National Guard has secured the crime scene.

Authorities in Boston, Massachusetts ask the public to stay away from the crime scene.

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United States President Barack Obama spoke to the nation about the attack at the Boston Marathon.

“We will find you,” said United States President Barack Obama adding, “Feel the full weight of justice. We will hold you accountable.”

“Michelle and I send our deepest thoughts and prayers to the families of the victims in the wake of this senseless loss,” said United States President Barack Obama.

“All Americans stand with the people of Boston,” said United States President Barack Obama.

“On days like this there are no Republicans or Democrats; we are Americans, united in concern for our fellow citizens,” said United States President Barack Obama.

“Any individual, any responsible groups will feel the full weight of justice,” said United States President Barack Obama.

All flags across the nation will be lowered to half staff to remember those the victims of the Boston Marathon Explosions.

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All federal agencies on Monday were put on full alert at “Level 1 Mobilization.” 

Authorities in those cities want to public to know that there is no threats to their cities, the the public notice more step up security at sports games, airports, and railroad stations in major cities like Los Angeles, California; Chicago, Illinois; and New York City, New York are on watch. 

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The American Red Cross asks people who attended the Boston Marathon to update their social media website pages like Facebook and Twitter to let loved ones know that you are safe.

Family members looking for information relative to individuals possibly injured during the incident are encouraged to call: 1 (617) 635-4500.

Our thoughts go out to the family, friends, and the people of Boston, Massachusetts.

** Stay tuned to ZachNews as we are on continuing coverage on this tragic bombing in Boston, Massachusetts. **

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** Live Streaming News Coverage: **

You can watch the live streaming news coverage from Boston, Massachusetts regarding this news story at the following websites:

– CBS affiliate WBZ Channel 4: 

http://boston.cbslocal.com/live-video/ 

– ABC affiliate WCVB Channel 5:

http://livewire.wcvb.com/Event/117th_Running_of_Boston_Marathon 

– NBC affiliate WHDH Channel 7:

http://www1.whdh.com/video/7newslive 

– Fox affiliate WFXT Channel 25: 

http://www.myfoxboston.com/category/246064/breaking-news-livestream 

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