Officials: 144 injured, 3 dead, as two huge blasts rock Boston Marathon finish line | Boston Herald. John Farrell says Boston Marathon explosions 'Really hit home'; some Red Sox employees affected. BOSTON — No Red Sox employees were directly injured by the Boston Marathon explosions, but family members and friends of employees were among the injured, Red Sox vice president Dr.
Charles Steinberg wrote to MassLive.com on Wednesday. "Our employees were directly affected, though thank goodness not physically injured," Steinberg wrote. “You know, first of all, our thoughts, our prayers, our concerns, our hearts go out to those who were victims of yesterday’s tragedy," Sox manager John Farrell said Wednesday.
"We first learned about it as we were kind of getting ready to get out of the clubhouse and get on the bus. Our minor inconvenience certainly pales in comparison to all that took place with the bombings that took place yesterday and when it hits this close to home, it probably takes on an added dimension and we know that there’s been a couple of employees with the Red Sox that have been directly affected by this (as Steinberg explained) ... John Farrell says Boston Marathon explosions 'Really hit home'; some Red Sox employees affected. Sox can help Boston cope. Boston Marathon bomb suspect 'identified' - Americas - Al Jazeera English. A Boston Marathon bombings suspect has been identified, investigation sources say.
Al Jazeera's Alan Fisher, reporting from Boston, said that there were conflicting reports as to whether the suspect had been arrested. However, police and the Homeland Security said the FBI did not have anyone in custody. "I've been told ... that an arrest is coming," Fisher said. US law enforcement sources said earlier investigators of the Boston Marathon bombings believed they had identified a suspect in the Boston marathon bombing from security video.
An official announcement on the issue is expected at 5pm (2100 GMT) on Wednesday. US media reports said that a suspect had been identified in a surveillance video from a department store near the explosion. Authorities have an image of a suspect carrying a black bag at the second bomb site, they added without providing further details about the suspect. Boston University identified the student as Lu Lingzi. No one has claimed responsibility for the attack. Hour after Red Sox win, explosion at marathon - Red Sox - Boston.com. Boston bomb cut down 'exceptional' Chinese student - The Japan Times. Boston Marathon 2013 explosions:Photos from the scene after the blasts | World | News | National Post. Two bombs exploded in the packed streets near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday, killing two people and injuring up to 100 others in a terrifying scene of shattered glass, billowing smoke, bloodstained pavement and severed limbs, authorities said. AP Photo/The Boston Globe, David L RyanMedical workers respond following the blast AP Photo/ Bruce MendelsohnThe scene after the two explosions.
A fire broke out at the John F. Kennedy Library a few miles away. AP Photo/Elise AmendolaOne of the blast sites on Boylston Street Monday. John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe The scene moments after the explosion There was no word on the motive or who may have launched the attack, and authorities in Washington said there was no immediate claim of responsibility. David L Ryan/Boston Globe Staff PhotoThe second explosion goes off John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe A man tries to comfort a victim near the scene of the first explosion near the finish line of the Boston Marathon.
Boston Marathon 2013 bombing: Two dead, 100 hurt in twin blasts. Warning: Graphic content The final runners of the Boston Marathon were trickling in Monday afternoon when twin bombs exploded near the finish line raising alarms that terrorists might have struck again in the U.S. But as the FBI took charge of the investigation, authorities shed no light on a motive or who may have carried out the bombings, and police said they had no suspects in custody.
The fiery twin blasts took place about 10 seconds and about 100 yards apart, felling athletes, spewing smoke and debris into the air and killing at least three people, including an eight-year-old boy. What we know so far Blood stained the pavement, and huge shards were missing from window panes as high as three stories. Almost immediately, bystanders began noticing a commonality to the carnage that left at least 144 people injured, at least 17 of them critically: Many of them were missing legs. In an address to the nation, President Barack Obama vowed to bring the criminals to justice. Something just blew up. Third Boston bombing victim identified as Chinese student Lu Lingzi | World news. A Chinese student has been identified as the third person to have died in the Boston marathon bombings. Boston University confirmed that a statistics student, Lu Lingzi, 23, died when she was watching the race on Monday.
China's state newswire Xinhua said she been watching the race with two friends when the bombs detonated. The report did not reveal her full name, citing relatives' requests for anonymity. Yet internet users on the popular microblogging site Sina Weibo have identified the girl and transformed her profile page into a de facto memorial.
"My wonderful breakfast! " The injured woman, Zhou Danling, also a Boston University student, has undergone two operations and is now in stable condition at a local hospital, Xinhua reported. Chinese president Xi Jinping "expressed great concern" for the students on Wednesday, according to Xinhua. At least 85 people from China, Hong Kong and Taiwan participated in the race, none of them professional runners. President Obama's statement on the Boston marathon explosions – full text | World news. Good afternoon, everybody. Earlier today, I was briefed by my homeland security team on the events in Boston. We're continuing to monitor and respond to the situation as it unfolds.
And I've directed the full resources of the federal government to help state and local authorities protect our people, increase security around the United States as necessary, and investigate what happened. The American people will say a prayer for Boston tonight. And Michelle and I send our deepest thoughts and prayers to the families of the victims in the wake of this senseless loss. We don't yet have all the answers. But we do know that multiple people have been wounded, some gravely, in explosions at the Boston Marathon. I've spoken to FBI Director Mueller and Secretary of Homeland Security Napolitano, and they're mobilizing the appropriate resources to investigate and to respond. We still do not know who did this or why. Today is a holiday in Massachusetts – Patriots' Day. Thank you very much. Obama hails Boston as 'one of the world's great cities' at memorial | US news.
Barack Obama delivered a defiant message to the perpetrators of the Boston Marathon bombing on Thursday, declaring that if their intention was to "intimidate us, to terrorize us, to shake us from the values that make us who we are as Americans" then they had "picked the wrong city". In an address at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross in the South End of Boston, just 13 blocks away from the site of Monday's carnage, Obama was at times sombre, at times almost tearful.
But the thrust of his reflection was uncompromising – that violence would not overcome the spirit of what he described as "one of the world's great cities". He derided those who planted two bombs close to the finishing line of the marathon where the devices would be certain to cause most human devastation as "small, stunted individuals who would destroy rather than build, and think that somehow that makes them important".
But none of that stopped her coming to the service. President Obama to Boston: ‘We will finish the race’ | Boston Herald. Boston Bomb Suspect Clings to Life. The man whose brief life on the lam paralyzed Boston clung to life today as investigators waited for a chance to ask him why he and his brother attacked the Boston Marathon. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, was in Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center today. It is the same hospital where Tsarnaev's older brother Tamerlan, 26, was brought early Friday after a shootout with police. Tamerlan died of his wounds. A hospital spokesperson said early this morning that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was still alive, however the FBI asked they give no updates on his condition. When he was taken into custody from the bottom of a boat in the backyard of a Watertown home Friday night, the suspect was bleeding badly and too weak to resist any longer, officials said.
Police believe Dzhokhar Tsarnaev he was initially wounded Thursday night in the gunbattle that killed his brother. It is unclear whether Tsarnaev was hit again during a final volley before his arrest in the boat. Deadspin. Boston Red Sox want to help city of Boston recover from Boston Marathon explosions - ESPN Boston. Apr 17, 2013Gordon EdesESPN Staff Writer CloseHas covered Red Sox for 15 years Award-winning beat reporterJoined ESPNBoston.com in 2009 CLEVELAND -- Boston Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli lives in an apartment complex in Copley Square, the same place in which former manager Bobby Valentine lived last season, and a short walk from the site of Monday's explosions at the finish line of the Boston Marathon. On Patriots Day last year, when he was still playing for the Texas Rangers, Napoli had an off day in Boston.
"I walked by the race last year, checking it out," Napoli said Tuesday. "I walked around the city. "Just a weird feeling, you know? Red Sox CEO Larry Lucchino's routine on Patriots Day? The only reason he hadn't left to do so Monday afternoon is that he was meeting with some fans on the suite level of Fenway Park, less than a mile from the finish line. "We were looking down at the kids running the bases on the field," he said. "Obviously, it hit real hard," Lester said.
But it is. Boston Marathon Suspect Dead, Another at Large After Standoff | BostInno. Gawker. Up until last week, "One Direction Infection," a Tumblr blog created and maintained by an eighth grader we'll call Claire, looked like any other 14-year-old's Tumblr: a bright pink background, a default font that resembles cute handwriting, an embedded MP3 player playing Daddy Yankee and Jesse McCartney, and scores of photographs and animated GIFs of the members of One Direction, Britain's biggest boy band. It still looks like that, mostly—same background, same font, same Justin Timberlake song on the music player—but over the weekend Claire's subject matter took a sharp turn. In place of candid shots of Harry Styles and Zayn Malik, there are now photos of accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev; instead of inspirational image macros, there are annotated crime scene photos.
The precocious, self-concious tone remains, and when you visit your browser still reads "One Direction Infection," but the blog has a new URL: ‘Misha’ Found, Cooperating With Boston Marathon Bombing Investigators « CBS Boston. BOSTON (CBS) – “Misha,” the mysterious man linked to Boston Marathon bombings suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev, has been located in Rhode Island. Misha, whose full name is Mikhail Allakhverdov, lives with his elderly parents in their apartment in West Warwick. Reporters camped outside the complex Monday, but there has been no sign of him. According to the Tsarnaev family, Misha converted Tamerlan to a strict form of Islam and may have radicalized him. WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Kim Tunnicliffe reports <h3 class="title">Misha In Rhode Island</h3><div class="description"></p><audio class="td-sdk" title="Misha In Rhode Island" controls preload="auto"><source src=" type="audio/mpeg"></audio> Misha told the New York Review of Books he did know Tamerlan, but he had not spoken to him in three years.
He also said he never met the family members who accused him of radicalizing Tamerlan, but he would not describe the nature of their relationship. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s interrogation: His Miranda warning shouldn’t have taken 16 hours. - Slate Magazine. Photo provided by FBI via Getty Images According to the AP, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev answered questions for 16 hours before he was read the Miranda warning that he could remain silent and could ask for a lawyer. Once Tsarnaev was told that, he stopped talking.
(So much for the idea that everyone has heard Miranda warnings so many times on TV that they have become an empty ritual.) The AP also reports that the investigators questioning him were “surprised when a magistrate judge and a representative from the U.S. Wow. It’s true that Miranda offers protection only after the fact. This isn’t about public safety—not in any immediate or urgent way. And if the president and his lawyers can do that without any court’s oversight, what’s to stop the government from setting aside Miranda not just for the suspects who paralyze an entire city, but in less “exceptional” cases as well?
Tsarnaev is facing the death penalty. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s requests for lawyer were ignored. Updated, 11:42 a.m. EST: In attempts to further flesh out a picture of the Tsarnaevs, investigators have reportedly discovered that the elder brother, Tamerlan, killed in a police shootout, may have had links to two now-dead militants in Russia. Via New York Magazine: According to the newspaper Novaya Gazeta, Tsarnaev may have been linked to William Plotnikov, a Canadian “boxer-turned-jihadist” (sounds familiar) who died at the hands of Russian forces in the republic of Dagestan last year, while Tsarnaev was visiting…Tsarnaev may have also known, or chatted online, with Makhmud Mansur Nidal, an 18-year-old militant who was reportedly “under surveillance for six months as a suspected recruiter for Islamist insurgents fighting Moscow’s rule in the region.”
Nidal was also killed in Russia, in May 2012 during Tamerlan’s six-month visit Investigators found female DNA on a fragment from one of the bombs, another U.S. official briefed on the probe said yesterday. How Tsarnaev's Friends Allegedly Hid Boston Bombing Evidence: The Timeline - Philip Bump - The Atlantic Wire. This article is from the archive of our partner According to the criminal complaints filed against the three new suspects in the Boston bombing case, here's how they became involved in the entire affair. The information that follows is based on the full complaints for Dias Kadyrbayev and Azamat Tazhayakov, and for Robel Phillipos, which appear to be largely the same, as well as some incoming information on the three new suspects and from the ongoing investigation.
Prior to the bombings Tsarnaev was the only one of the four that had a dorm room on the campus of UMass Dartmouth, though he apparently also spent time with his brother Tamerlan in Cambridge. Kadyrbayev and Tazhayakov lived together in an apartment off-campus; Phillipos also lived off-campus. All four started at the school in 2011. Several months before the bombings, Tazhayakov and Tsarnaev went to the banks of the nearby Charles River and set off fireworks. The FBI interviewed the three suspects on the 19th and 20th. Uncle: Tamerlan Tsarnaev buried in Virginia cemetery - CNN.com. The body of one of the two men accused of pulling off the Boston Marathon attack has been buried in rural Virginia -- a development that local officials said caught them totally "off guard.
" Tamerlan Tsarnaev's remains were accepted "by an interfaith coalition in that community -- they responded to our calls," his uncle Ruslan Tsarni, of Maryland, told CNN. The body was buried in an unmarked grave in a Muslim cemetery in Doswell, Virginia, according to Tsarni. "My tradition was that of a Muslim, and I have that tradition of burial, and people helped me with that," he said in a phone interview. The death certificate released by Massachusetts authorities indicates that Tsarnaev, whose cause of death was listed as gunshot wounds and "blunt trauma to (his) head and torso," was interred at Al-Barzakh Muslim Cemetery in Doswell, which is about 25 minutes north of Richmond in a rural county of about 30,000 people.
The chairman of the Caroline County, Virginia, board of supervisors, Floyd W. Report: ‘Mounting evidence’ tying Boston bombing suspects to 2011 murders | The Raw Story. Dad of student charged with helping Boston bombing suspect insists son 'is not a terrorist' | Fox News. Boston bomb suspect said widow Katherine Russell not involved: official - U.S. News. Brothers Who Lost Legs in Boston Bombing Reunited - ABC News.
Digital project archives personal accounts of Marathon bombing, aftermath - News - Cambridge Chronicle & Tab - Cambridge, MA.