Police Raid Revere, MA, Apartment in Connection with Boston Marathon Bombings
The FBI today said that they will go “to the ends of the earth” to track down whoever is responsible for the horrifying Boston Marathon bombing. However, according to CNN, they may not have to.
Law enforcement authorities, including explosives experts, searched an apartment in Revere, Massachusetts, today. One official said the search was in connection with a young Saudi citizen who is in the U.S. on a student visa. Supposedly this person has been questioned by the police and gave consent to the search so that a warrant was not required.
CNN affiliate WHDH reported that the apartment is occupied by three young Saudi men, all of whom are in the U.S. on student visas. One of these men, Mohammed Bada, told the station that the police arrived at their door and told him his roommate had been injured in the Boston Marathon Bombing. When asked if his friend was somehow involved in the attack, Bada said he did not know, but that he doesn’t think so—which doesn’t sound like an overwhelming vote of confidence.
Of course, authorities are saying that the search of the apartment in Revere does not necessarily mean they have a suspect. And that’s certainly true—this could just be an instance of some good old-fashioned racial profiling. But the search doesn’t mean they don’t have a suspect, either. Apparently it’s now believed that one of the bombs that exploded yesterday may have been placed in a metal pressure cooker inside a backpack, and apparently the FBI told local law enforcement authorities to be on the lookout for a “darker-skinned or black male,” possibly with a foreign accent, who was apparently seen wearing a black backpack and was trying to get into a restricted area just minutes before the first explosion.
So stay tuned.
Hat Tip – [CNN]