Boston Marathon Bombs Suspects: New Information About Explosions, Damage And Injuries [VIDEO, PHOTOS & REPORT]

By iDesignTimes Reporter April 15, 2013 5:45 PM EDT
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The Boston Marathon bombs today, April 15, 2013, shocked the world. Officials confirm that two died in the bomb blast that took place near the finish line of the Boston Marathon. Area hospitals report that 49 are injured.

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Three explosions at the Boston Marathon took place, including two at 2:50PM and a third at JFK Library about five miles away from the finish line. It is unclear at this time whether the third is connected to the first two. Get more updates from CNN.

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The race has now been called off and a Red Cross website has been launched to help people find their loved ones who may have been in the Boston area of the bomb.

BOMB SUSPECTS: UPDATES AS OF APRIL 18, 2013 1:00 PM EST

Now, new information on the Boston Marathon bomb has come to light. Authorities are allegedly holding a Saudi Arabian national as a suspect. Reportedly, the suspect is twenty years old and is under guard at an undisclosed Boston hospital.

It's not clear why the alleged Saudi national was hospitalized or whether he was injured in the attack or in his apprehension. The Boston Marathon bombing suspect was caught less than two hours after the 2:50PM bombing, reported the Hawaii Reporter via the New York Post.

UPDATE: 5:30PM EST

According to TPM LIVEWIRE, The Boston Police Department has released a statement saying that no suspects have been taken into custody after the bombing. "At this time, we haven't been notified of any arrests or anyone apprehended," the spokesperson said.

"Honestly, I don't know where they're getting their information from," the spokesperson said. "But it didn't come from us." When asked about a suspect or person of interest in the bombings, a spokesperson with the FBI's national press office in Washington D.C. declined to comment.

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UPDATE: 6:06PM EST

Twitter reports show that suspicious packages have been found on the campus of Northeastern University. Allegedly, two suspicious packages have been found at 360 Huntington Ave.

Tweets are all claiming that police confirmed the existence of the two packages and they are both now secure, but Dr. Laura A. Wankel, Vice President of Student Affairs at Northeastern University, dispelled rumors, saying "This is INCORRET information".

Tragedies such as April 15's Boston Marathon bombing always garner a lot of social media attention. There is an outpouring of sentimentality and messages of love that are sent from all over the world on Facebook and Twitter in the wake of disasters such as this. Twitter went crazy after the events at the Boston Marathon. People tweeted out messages of hope and sympathy to all affected by the tragic event.

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