April 19, 2013

Boston Developments

The FBI has released surveillance footage from the Marathon Bombings.

Scott: We are beginning with new developments in the investigation of the deadly Boston Marathon bombings four days ago.

Counter-terrorism officials say they are now trying to identify two people who they are eager to talk to about Monday’s twin bomb attacks.

Richard DeLauriers: We are releasing photos of these two suspects. They are identified as Suspect 1 and Suspect 2. They appear to be associated. Suspect 1 is wearing a dark hat. Suspect 2 is wearing a white hat. Somebody out there knows these individuals as friends, neighbors, co-workers or family members of the suspects. Though it may be difficult, the nation is counting on those with information to come forward and provide it to us.

Scott: Investigators have been combing through all the photos and videos that were taken at the marathon finish line as the two explosions took place.

Three people were killed in Monday’s attack and more than 170 others were hurt, some very badly.

FBI officials leading the investigation say the two bombs were small explosive devices placed inside pressure cookers and hidden in black nylon bags.

Maggie Rulli is in Boston looking back at the week of grief and support that has flooded the city since Monday’s bombings.

Maggie: From bells at the University of Texas to tribute runs in California and Chicago.

President Obama: For millions of us, what happened on Monday is personal.

Maggie: People all across the nation are showing their support for Boston.

President Obama and the first lady attended yesterday’s interfaith service in Boston. He paid tribute to each of the bombing victims, including eight-year-old Martin Richards.

President Obama: And we’re left with two enduring images of this little boy, forever smiling for his beloved bruins and forever expressing a wish he made on a blue poster board: “No more hurting people. Peace.”

Maggie: The president said Boston’s response to the attacks should inspire people to carry on and finish the race.

The Boston Marathon is one of the oldest displays of athleticism in the world. And now athletes from all around the world are responding through charity and tributes.

There is no bigger sports rivalry than the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees. But this week, Yankees were Boston fans.

Noah Rashkoff: The tragedy definitely transcends sports.

Nasser Lamboi: I remember when 9/11 happened. Boston, they showed us a lot of support. So it’s only right we give it back in return.

Maggie: Even singing along with Neil Diamond’s Sweet Caroline, a longstanding tradition at Boston’s Fenway Park.

Neil Diamond: Sweet Caroline. Oh, oh, oh!

Maggie: And just one day after the marathon bombings, runners in Atlanta honored the victims with a “Mile of Silence” group run.

Maggie Rulli, Channel One News.


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