Boston Marathon bombing

Boston Bomber Suspect On The Run 9:38 a.m.

Apr 19, 2013
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There have been many developments in the Boston Marathon bombing overnight. Twenty four hours ago, investigators didn’t know very much about who was responsible for Monday’s attack.

Here’s how last night’s events played out.  

Late Thursday afternoon the FBI released photographs and video of two suspects and appealed to the public’s help identifying them. Around 10 p.m. shots were fired on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology campus in Cambridge. At 10:30, an MIT campus police officer, who was later pronounced dead, was found with multiple shot wounds in his vehicle.


The lockdown of greater Boston ordered by authorities because of the manhunt for the surviving bombing suspect has halted bus and train service into and out of Boston.   WAMC"s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with Christopher Crean, who is vice president for public safety and security at Peter Pan Bus Lines.

WAMC Morning Edition Sports Update

Apr 19, 2013
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In baseball news, checking interleague play, the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the New York Yankees 6-2 on Thursday night. The Yankees failed to complete a three-game sweep after learning captain Derek Jeter again fractured his left ankle and will be sidelined until after the All-Star break. Elsewhere, the Cubs beat Texas 6-2.

In the American League, Jon Lester pitched seven strong innings, and the Boston Red Sox got their sixth straight win with a 6-3 victory over Cleveland. Seattle shut out Detroit 2-0. Baltimore outscored Tampa Bay 10-6 and Toronto defeated the White Sox 3-1.

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Authorities say one of two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing is dead and a massive manhunt is underway for another.

Residents of the Boston suburb of Watertown have been advised to keep their doors locked and not let anyone in.

The Middlesex district attorney says the two men are suspected of killing an MIT police officer at the college late Thursday, then stealing a car at gunpoint and later releasing its driver unharmed. Hours earlier, police had released photos of the bombing suspects and asked for the public's help finding them.

4/17/13 - Panel

Apr 17, 2013

  Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, WAMC’s Morning Edition Host, David Guistina, and University at Albany Journalism Professor and Investigative Reporter, Rosemary Armao. Ray Graf moderates.

Today's topics include:
• The latest from Boston
• What we Know and Don’t about Bombings
• Obama’s Cautious Approach
• Ricin Letter to Senator

Federal agents are zeroing in on how the Boston Marathon bombing was carried out, but there's still no word on who did it and why.

An intelligence bulletin issued to law enforcement and released late Tuesday includes a picture of a mangled pressure cooker and a torn black bag. The FBI says evidence indicates the bomber packed a pressure cooker with explosives, nails and ball bearings and hid it in a back pack. The agency says the second bomb was in a metal container, but there isn't enough evidence to indicate that it was a pressure cooker.