An in-depth look at the Boston investigation
PHOTOS: Explosions Rock Boston Marathon
(NEWSER) – Within minutes of the explosions at the Boston Marathon yesterday, authorities were already mobilizing their investigation. Evidence teams with Boston's Joint Terrorism Task Force moved to secure the bomb site, looking for timing mechanism springs, chemical residues, and other potential evidence, Time reports. FBI and CIA specialists, meanwhile, began searching their databases for clues and the Internet for congratulatory militant chatter. So far, officials tell CNN they "have a number of active leads and some good early progress in the forensics analysis." Here's what you need to know about the search so far:
- FBI and ATF agents and bomb technicians searched a Revere home on a lead related to the Saudi student officers questioned in the hospital. But CNN notes that cops say that doesn't imply they have a suspect, and that the search was consensual and thus conducted without a warrant.
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