While many have an opinion on the cause of the Boston Marathon bombing and what the future holds, authorities are doing their part in tracking down the suspect(s) and putting together the pieces of the puzzle.
Here are several news stories that touch on what police are doing, how authorities are reacting, and much more.
Federal and local law enforcement officers searched an apartment in Revere, Mass., just hours after twin blasts at the Boston Marathon finish line led to the deaths of three people and injured more than 140 on Monday.
According to ABC News, a law student living in the apartment complex said dozens of police and officials – including FBI, ATF, local police, and fire personnel – pulled up to the building on Monday evening.
Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis and Governor Deval Patrick held a press conference at 4:45 p.m. ET from their command center in Boston, clarifying what authorities know about the explosions at the finish line of the Boston Marathon.
Monday afternoon at approximately 4:45pm, Boston Police Commissioner Edward Davis and Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick held a joint press conference to discuss details of the coordinated bombings that occurred during the Boston Marathon just hours earlier. During the news conference, Davis confirmed that a third explosion at the JFK Library had occurred and the city is treating it as related.
Almost three-quarters of the 23,000 runners who participated in the race had already crossed the finish line when a bomb that had apparently been placed in a garbage can exploded around 2:50 p.m. in a haze of smoke amid a crowd of spectators on Boylston Street, just off Copley Square in the heart of the city. Thirteen seconds later, another bomb exploded several hundred feet away.
The first question that Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick received during tonight’s second press conference on the Boston Marathon bombings came from someone who may be a follower of conservative radio host Alex Jones. The questioner, who some on the scene are identifying as InfoWars’ Dan Bidondi asked Patrick directly if the bombings were a “false flag staged attack” meant to “take our civil liberties.”
These stories will give you a better understanding of where authorities stand right now and what they plan on doing in the days to come. For a look at six different vantage points of the Boston Marathon bombing, see our recap here.