Two powerful bombs explosion on Monday afternoon near the finish line of the Boston Marathon killed at three people and injured more than 100 people. 23,000 runners were participating in the Marathon and nearly 75% runners had already crossed the finish line when bomb exploded. There could have been more casualties had bomb exploded few minutes ago.
Bomb had apparently been placed in garbage.
“The first one went off, I thought it was a big celebratory thing, and I just kept going and then the second one went off, and I saw debris fly in the air. And I realized it was a bomb at that point. And I just took off and ran in the complete opposite direction.” a marathon runner said to NewYork Times.
Police officials indicated that it might be a terrorist attack and FBI is investigating this angle. Till now no one has been arrested but one injured Saudi national who is seen running from the blast site is being questioned by the police and FBI in the hospital. According to witnesses his activities was suspicious before the blast.
President Obama vowed to bring those responsible for the blast to justice. “We will get to the bottom of this,” the president said. “We will find who did this, and we will find out why they did this. Any responsible individuals, any responsible groups will feel the full weight of justice.”