'Someone knows who did this'.
Someone’s 'friend, neighbor or coworker' concealed bombs in two heavy, dark bags and dropped them near the Boston Marathon finish line, authorities said, as an investigation still in its early stages turned to the possibility of a homegrown terrorist.
Bloomberg reports that the FBI-led probe of the April 15 bombing drew a clearer picture Tuesday of the devices that killed three people and injured more than 170 others in Boston in order to draw out clues from the public.
The explosives may have been contained in ordinary metal pressure cookers and packed with shrapnel to maximize casualties. Both were delivered to the blast site inside dark nylon bags or backpacks, according to Richard DesLauriers, the special agent in charge of the Boston FBI office.
'The person who did this was someone’s friend, neighbor or coworker', DesLauriers said at a news conference Tuesday. 'Someone knows who did this'.
Law enforcement officials said they had no suspects in the bombing, one of the highest-profile acts of terror in the U.S. since the September 11th attacks on New York City and Washington in 2001. No group or organization claimed responsibility, and U.S. lawmakers and intelligence officials have said there were no indications of a plot beforehand.
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