Police guard hospitalized 'possible suspect' in marathon bombing

At least two people were killed and more than 80 injured when two bombs exploded in the packed streets


By PoliceOne Staff

BOSTON — Boston Police are guarding a “possible suspect” at the hospital who was wounded in Monday's marathon blasts, federal officials told NBC.

At least three people were killed and more than 120 injured when two bombs exploded in the packed streets near the finish line of the marathon.

Earlier in the day, a third explosion reported to have gone off at the JFK presidential library was caused by a fire, according to police. Two more explosives found in the area were diffused.

Investigators warned police to be on the lookout for a "darker-skinned or black male" with a possible foreign accent in connection with the attack, according to a law enforcement advisory obtained by CNN

In addition, several reports said a Saudi national with a leg wound was under guard at a Boston hospital in connection with the bombings. However, investigators cannot say he is involved at this time and he is not in custody, a law enforcement official said Monday evening, the CNN report said. 

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