Boston: FBI releases image of mangled pressure cooker bomb fragment

(AP) — The FBI agent in charge of the Boston bombings says “the range of suspects and motives remains wide open.” It’s hoped disclosures about the evidence and an appeal for photos and videos will lead to the person or persons responsible. An intelligence bulletin issued to law enforcement and released late Tuesday includes a picture of a mangled pressure cooker that was packed with explosives and small metal objects such as nails. It’s believed the second device was placed in a metal container.

The FBI and other law enforcement agencies continue to ask members of the public to come forward with photos, videos or anything suspicious they might have seen or heard.

Many of the more than 170 wounded remain in hospitals, many with serious injuries. A 9-year-old girl and 10-year-old boy are among 17 victims listed in critical condition.

The three people killed include an 8-year-old boy, a 29-year-old woman and a graduate student from China.


The remains of a pressure-cooker bomb that exploded during the Boston Marathon on Monday afternoon. Photo: FBI via AP


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