CBS News & NY Post Report that Authorities are Questioning a Saudi National in Connection with Boston Marathon Bomb Attack
CBS News is reporting that authorities have in custody a Saudi national and are questioning him in connection with today’s Boston Marathon multiple bombing that has left 3 dead and hundreds injured. A witness chased down the Saudi national, chased him down, tackled him, and turned him over to the Boston police. Authorities have stated that the person in custody is not charged and not under arrest. However, he is being cooperative, answering their questions, and denying involvement. Well what else would one expect? They are not calling him a suspect or a person of interest. Of course they cannot for other reasons. However, the NY Post is calling the Saudi national a person of interest and claims that a 20 year old suspect is under guard at a Boston hospital.
Following the twin blasts at the Boston Marathon that has claimed two lives and dozens injured, a Saudi national is being held in custody in relation to the incident who was near the scene of the blast, CBS News correspondent John Miller reported.
Law enforcement sources told Miller a witness saw a person acting suspiciously when the explosions happened along the marathon route.
“They see him running away from the device,” said Miller. “Now, a reasonable person would be running away. But this person had noticed him before. This is a civilian — chases him down, tackles him, turns him over to the Boston police. The individual is being looked at [and] was suffering from burn injury. That means this person was pretty close to wherever this blast went off, but not so close as to suffer the serious injuries that other people did.”
Authorities told Miller that the person in custody is not charged and not under arrest. He is being cooperative, answering their questions, and denying involvement. They’ll likely be going over this person’s communications and examine every aspect of his life, as well as talk to the witness who tackled him to find out what the person of interest did that seemed suspicious.