Authorities ID suspect as Saudi national in marathon bombings, under guard at Boston hospital

New York Post

Investigators have a suspect — a Saudi Arabian national — in the horrific Boston Marathon bombings, The Post has learned.

Law enforcement sources said the 20-year-old suspect was under guard at an undisclosed Boston hospital.  

Fox News reported that the suspect suffered severe burns.

It was not immediately clear why the man was hospitalized and whether he was injured in the attack or in his apprehension.

The man was caught less than two hours after the 2:50 p.m. bombing on the finish line of the race, in the heart of Boston.




In addition, Boston police have surveillance video of someone bringing multiple backpacks to blast site, according to CBS News.

Police also confirmed that there was a third explosion, at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum. It was not immediately clear how much damage was done or whether it was related to the bombings at the marathon finish line.

The library bombing occurred about 4:30 p.m. and more than a mile from the marathon.

A law enforcement source confirmed to The Post that 12 people were killed and nearly 50 were injured in today’s blast.

Pictures of the bombing aftermath on Fox News

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11 thoughts on “Authorities ID suspect as Saudi national in marathon bombings, under guard at Boston hospital

  1. Weren’t Saudi’s recently given a free pass through the TSA screenings?. That and a recent posting there would be an attack on U.S. soil?. Unless this guy says he was a lone wolf, I think something is going on here. The drop in Gold/Silver is another warning sign something is going to happen, followed by martial law I’ll bet.

    1. Yes the Saudis were just given security clearance at TSA, but what the hey, the identifications found at the World Trade Center belonged to Saudi nationals. So I guess we know what this means, must be time to attack Iran.

    2. Yea free pass for Saudi Arabian nationals and We the People now have to pay for it with stricter screenings. Just more police state logic. Typical.

  2. I just have to say that DHS and TSA are doing a bang up job protecting us and I’m glad we gave them and Janet Napolitano so much taxpayer money to protect us and I know that no one will get fired for it, that a report will be out in a few years after it has been whitewashed and that more of our rights will be taken away. Welcome to Amerika.

  3. Fox News is reporting that the police commissioner says they have no one in custody or person of interest. See how the story is already changing. Fox is saying we had a report of a person of interest but the commissioner say no

  4. Must be time to attack someone. Oh yea, the guy was Saudi Arabian, but that’s ok. He’s from the Middle East and probably from Iran because ALL Middle Easterners are Arabs (Bush Jr. logic) and since it is the only country that we haven’t attacked yet, well….LET’S GO ATTACK IRAN!! YAHOO!!!. (Sorry, I’m just using our government’s idiotic logic)

  5. I want to hear more about this JFK library bombing that happened 3 miles down the road. What is the significance of that? Was that the real target while the marathon was meant to be a distraction?

  6. Sen. Feinstein: ‘It could be foreign, it could be home grown’…
    Now that Saudi has to disappear and the passport of a nasty White Male appear. Somewhere Israelis are dancing.

  7. If he’s not a right wing anti-gun control extremist, he’s not their perp.

    I usually go with my first instinct.

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