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WASHINGTON (AP) — A person briefed on the Boston Marathon investigation says the explosives were in 6-liter pressure cookers and placed in black duffel bags.

The person says the explosives were placed on the ground and contained shards of metal, nails and ball bearings. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because the investigation was ongoing.

The person says law enforcement officials have some of the bomb components but did not yet know what was used to set off the explosives.

President Barack Obama said Tuesday the bombings were an act of terrorism but investigators do not know if they were carried out by an international or domestic organization, or perhaps by a “malevolent individual.”

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5 Comments on "Person briefed on probe: bombs in pressure cookers"

2015 years 10 months ago

A person briefed doesn’t have much information. This is common knowledge.

2015 years 10 months ago

Perhaps because the investigation is still on-going, whomever it was that spoke in anonymity should have kept their mouth shut.

2015 years 10 months ago

and people wonder why we have so many copycats.thanks wway for basically providing a recipe for another tragedy.thanks!

2015 years 10 months ago

Bomb building recipes are widely available and can be found without the slightest prompting from an anonymous source in law enforcement.

2015 years 10 months ago

As for bomb-making instructions, all one has to do is research the internet or visit a military surplus store for complete how-to manuals.


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