Total Pageviews

Monday, April 22, 2013

Updates in the Aftermath of the Boston Marathon Bombing

The Lede is following developments in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombings that killed three people and wounded more than 170 others last week. On Monday, city officials announced a moment of silence at 2:50 p.m., the time that the bombs detonated last week near the race’s finish line. Investigators said they believe suspects were very likely planning additional attacks. And the city began to say goodbye to those it lost in the attack.

Auto-Refresh: ON
Turn ON
Refresh Now
10:22 A.M. Suspect Was Possibly in New York City Last Thanksgiving

As our colleagues, Eric Schmitt and Michael S. Schmidt report, law enforcement authorities believe the suspects in the Boston Marathon bombings were quite likely planning more attacks.

United States officials said that they were increasingly certain the suspects were acting alone but may have been inspired or trained by someone. An investigation is under way into a trip to Russia last summer by one of the suspects, the elder brother, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, who maintained a YouTube channel that included links to videos of extremists.

The other suspect, Dhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, who remains in serious but stable condition at a Boston hospital, posted messages on his Twitter account last year that mentions trips to Washington last summer and to New York City around Thanksgiving.

In July 2012, he posted several messages about being on a train to Washington, including this one.

9:19 A.M. Moment of Silence at 2:50 P.M. Monday in Boston