BOSTON (WABC) — At least 3 people, including a child, were killed and 134 injured when two bombs exploded near the finish line of the Boston Marathon. A third apparently went off at JFK Library in Boston a short time later. [...]
A White House official speaking on condition of anonymity because the investigation was still unfolding said the attack was being treated as an act of terrorism.
Authorities shed no light on a motive or who may have carried out the attack, and police said they had no suspects in custody. Authorities in Washington said there was no immediate claim of responsibility.
Some 27,000 runners took part in the 26.2-mile race, one of the world’s premier marathons.
Authorities say they are searching for a darker skinned or black male with a black backpack and black sweatshirt, possibly foreign national from the accent of the individual.Five minutes before the first explosion, officials said this person attempted to gain entry to a restricted area. When turned away, he broke eye contact and pulled his sweatshirt hood over his head and left, officials said.
Law enforcement is also looking for a yellow Penske box truck that tried to gain access with “medical supplies” approximately 1 hour after the explosion.
The Federal Aviation Administration has created a no-fly zone over the area, while security at key sites in Washington DC and New York has been tightened.