A look at the bombing at the Boston Marathon

Published on NewsOK Modified: April 17, 2013 at 5:28 pm •  Published: April 17, 2013
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Two explosions near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday killed three people and wounded scores. A look at the facts in the case:

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THE EXPLOSIONS

Two bombs exploded about 10 seconds and 100 yards apart at about 2:50 p.m. Monday in Boston's Copley Square, near the finish line of the Boston Marathon. An 8-year-old boy, a 29-year-old woman and a Boston University graduate student from China were killed, and more than 170 were wounded. The explosions occurred about four hours into the race and two hours after the winners had crossed the finish line, but thousands of runners were still on the course.

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THE INVESTIGATION

A department-store surveillance-camera image shows a man dropping off a bag at the scene of the one of the blasts, a top city politician who was briefed by police said Wednesday. He said officers are chasing leads that could take them to a suspect.

Authorities have said they believe the bombs were fashioned out of ordinary kitchen pressure cookers packed with explosives, nails, ball bearings and metal shards. They suspect the bombs were hidden in duffel bags and left on the ground.

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THE VICTIMS

The 8-year-old boy killed in the bombings, Martin Richard, was remembered by friends and neighbors as a vivacious boy who loved to run, climb and play sports. Also killed was Krystle Campbell, a 29-year-old restaurant manager from Medford, Mass., whose father, William Campbell, said she had gone with a friend to watch the race.

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