Police confirmed that at least three people lost their lives in today’s deadly Boston Marathon terror attack as counter-terrorism sources in the city revealed that seven devices were planted across the city – but only two detonated.
UK Daily Mail Law enforcement in the city said that they found what they believed were five additional, undetonated explosive devices around the Boston area.
The additional devices were uncovered as police frantically inspected all suspicious packages, many left behind as runners and pedestrians rushed away from the scene in the aftermath of the blasts.
Each device was rendered inoperative or was being rendered safe according to officials – who said that the fast moving investigation meant that every suspicious device thought to be a bomb might not be.
This comes as police announced that they were searching for a man they described as having dark skin, wearing black clothes and a black back-pack who tried to gain entry into a restricted area during the marathon. It was also reported that he may have had a foreign accent.
And with the victims reportedly ranging from two-years-old to 63-years-old, hospitals across Boston have said that they were removing ball bearings from a large number of the 141 injured in the bomb blasts.