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BOSTON POLICE COMMISSIONER DENIES STORY
by Sharon Rondeau
(Apr. 16, 2013) — The New York Post is reporting that a “suspect” in Monday’s terror explosions at the Boston Marathon which severely injured more than 170 and killed 12 people is “under guard” in a Boston-area hospital.
The Post identifies the suspect as a “Saudi Arabian national.” The New York publication and others are also continuing to report that three “undetonated [explosive] devices” or as many as five were found after the two explosions which occurred 13 seconds apart at approximately 2:50 p.m. yesterday afternoon, while Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick insisted that no undetonated devices were found.
The Boston Marathon is run each year on Patriots’ Day, which commemorates the Battles of Lexington and Concord on April 19, 1775. Monday’s Patriots’ Day celebration began with a re-enactment of the colonial militia members and British soldiers which touched off the American Revolution and independence from Great Britain in what has been termed “the great American experiment” of self-governance.
An eight-year-old boy from Dorchester is among the dead, and his mother and sister are severely injured. An older brother is reportedly traumatized, and the father sustained minor injuries.
The Department of Homeland Security plans to allow easier travel for Saudi Arabians to the U.S. under the “trusted traveler” program beginning next year due to the determination that they are “low-risk airline passengers.”
Fifteen of 19 suicide bombers who killed nearly 3,000 people on September 11, 2001 on U.S. soil came from Saudi Arabia. Many had entered the country legally on student visas.