I would like to take this opportunity to provide an update to yesterday's post about the Boston Marathon disaster. It appears that the article that I sited in yesterday's post was wildly inaccurate, as anyone who is familiar with the NY Post should not be surprised. According to the latest reports from more credible news organizations, the death toll is at three people. There were 176 reported injuries as a result of the bombings and 17 of those are in critical condition. The reports of a Saudi national being in custody have also been refuted by all reputable sources. The mayor on Boston has also stated that no other devices have been found, contradicting earlier reports from all major news sources that I saw. The two bombs were in 6-liter pressure cookers and were reportedly "dirty bombs" containing shards of metal, BB's, and nails with the express purpose of maximizing the number of injured, according to reports from the Associated Press. It has also been determined that the explosion at the JFK library was completely unrelated to the events at the marathon and was caused by a mechanical fire.
Obviously this is still a very fluid situation and I expect there to be more updates as more and more credible information is discovered. If you are in the area and are still missing family members/friends or have any information that you think may be useful to the authorities as they investigate this situation, please refer to yesterday's post containing links to whom you should contact.
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