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Former Charleston Resident Witnesses Boston Bombing

Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Authorities investigating the deadly bombings at the Boston Marathon have recovered a piece of circuit board that they believe was part of one of the explosive devices, and also found the lid of a pressure cooker that apparently was catapulted onto the roof of a nearby building. A law enforcement official briefed on the investigation confirmed to The Associated Press authorities have recovered what they believe are some of the pieces of the explosive devices. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because this person was not authorized to publicly discuss evidence in the ongoing investigation. A person close to the investigation previously told AP the bombs consisted of explosives put in 1.6-gallon pressure cookers, one with shards of metal and ball bearings, the other with nails. Thousands of people were on hand in Boston Monday watching the events of the race. In that crowd was former Charleston resident and WEIU FM staff member Evan Brenier. Brenier says all he could think of after the bombings was to get out of town. Lake Land College political science professor Shane Rogers says the American public shouldn't be quick to judge who's responsible. A Massachusetts congressman says investigators still don't know whether the Boston Marathon bombs were the work of domestic or foreign attackers. Democratic Rep. William Keating says Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano told him there was no intelligence chatter before the attack. Napolitano says there also was no evidence the attack was part of a broader plot.

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