Skip to comments.FBI Press Conference: "This Will be a Worldwide Investigation"
Posted on 04/16/2013 9:11:31 AM PDT by Kaslin
Although no one has claimed responsibility for the “act of terrorism” at the Boston Marathon yesterday, there is a person of interest in the case, a 20-year-old Saudi national who entered the U.S. on a student visa. He is the same person of interest being guarded at a local hospital.
His apartment in a nearby Boston suburb was searched late last night:
Investigators were seen leaving the Revere house early Tuesday carrying brown paper bags, plastic trash bags and a duffel bag, according to the Associated Press.
The Pakistani Taliban, which has threatened attacks in the United States because of its support for the Pakistani government, denied any role in the marathon bombings Tuesday.
The group's spokesman, Ahsanullah Ahsan, denied involvement in a telephone call with The Associated Press. He spoke from an undisclosed location.
Federal investigators said Monday no one had claimed responsibility for the devastating attack on one of the city's most famous civic holidays, Patriots Day.
The student's name did not appear on any terror watch lists, according to Fox News’ sources, and he is just “one of multiple leads.”
In a radio interview yesterday, Rep. Ted Poe (R-Tex) reminded listeners that the 9/11 terrorists also entered the U.S. legally. “We will find all of that out, the glitches in the system…and how that occurred in this situation where someone got into– who looks like may be involved in this situation, we don’t know yet though,” he said.
Since ball bearings used in the bombs as a way to inflict as many casualties as possible, Fox News’ Catherine Herridge says they can already be associated with the crude IEDs we see overseas. But more information will develop about a suspect(s) as evidence from the bombs is gathered from the crime scene. Authorities will be looking for what type of explosive was used, what materials were used to build it, how they detonated it and, of course, their tactics. I had the opportunity to get an in-depth look at how military Explosive Ordnance Disposal teams operate for the January issue of Townhall Magazine. More information about IEDs and how these teams analyze and defeat them is available here.
There will be a press conference this morning at 9:30 ET and a briefing will be held on Capitol Hill today by the National Counterterrorism Center.
Update: Watch the FBI press conference LIVE here.
Update: The FBI press conference did not shed much new light on the marathon bombings. Law enforcement officials confirmed that only two devices were found—additional devices being reported yesterday were merely 'suspect packages that were disrupted.' Officials also said there are no known additional threats.
"This will be a worldwide investigation," Special Agent-in-Charge of the FBI's Boston Field Office Richard DesLauriers said at a Tuesday morning news conference, adding that investigators will go "wherever the leads take us."
"We will go to the ends of the Earth to identify the suspects responsible for this despicable crime," he added.
It remained unclear if the bombs were the work of a homegrown or foreign threat, but in Washington, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel called the attack "a cruel act of terror."
Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis appealed to the public to come forward with any information or photographic evidence that might help authorities zero in on the killers.
"We’re looking to bring the individuals responsible for this heinous crime to justice," he said.
Update: Watch President Obama deliver a statement on the bombings LIVE here.
World-wide coverup, more likely I’m afraid.
God be with all of those who were killed and injured.
Eric Holder is not their friend, or ours.
Anyone aks Holder and Napolitano “how’z that Saudi Fast Pass screening waiver program going?”
Wonder why the investigation needs to be ‘worldwide’ when the leftymedia has already tried and convicted the Tea Party?
Davis assured listeners that all evidence will be stored securely right next to the TWA 800 evidence.
Yeah, it should be a “nationwide investigation” of evangelicals and tea partiers and radical gun owners? After all, domestic terrorists are usually the ones behind this kind of travesty. Not that a bunch of radical muzzies don’t hate our govt. Would they be considered anti-government? Why are folks who have little use for the government classified as people to “keep and eye on”? Odd that anyone would even think that they want less govt intrusion in their lives. I SO want someone, anyone, telling me what I can eat, what I can wear, where I can go, how large my sodas are, where I can and can’t smoke, how big a house I can own.........the list goes on and on. LMTFA! If I “need” you, I’ll call you.
Obama and Napolitano combing the mideast for Bitter Clingers and Tea Party members.
“No stone will be left unturned until we uncover the right-wing Tea Party extremist responsible.”
“Make no mistake about it. Eric and I will leave no turn unstoned ... “ pResident Nobama
“You Americans are mistaken about what I said. I meant to say (Insert condescending explanation).” This is our new template, George. What do you think? Uh, are we on-line?” TOTUS
That about sums it up
A worldwide investigation? How can we afford such goings on, what with sequester and all?