Eliana Johnson at NRO is providing updates on the Boston Marathon massacre. It appears that more than 100 people have been admitted to local hospitals for treatment for the effects of the explosions. The Boston police reports two deaths. The New York Post puts the number at 12. Another explosion at the JFK library appears not to have caused any injuries.
The New York post reports that a Saudi national has been identified as a “person of interest.” According to this report, the Saudi was injured in the blast and is being detained at the hospital. Some of what is reported may well turn out to be false, and it’s too early to speculate about who planted the devices and why.
All we know now is that this was a horrific act of terrorism. Our hearts go out to the victims.
We will have more to say once we know more.