At least three people, including an eight-year-old, have been killed and more than a hundred injured after two explosions hit the finish line of the Boston Marathon. The investigation of two potential suspects is still ongoing.
The suspects’ sister, 22-year-old Ailina Tsarnaev, told News 12 that she can’t comprehend what happened. “They were great people. I never would have expected it,” said the woman. “They are smart – I don’t know what’s gotten into them.”16:56 GMT:
John Kerry says, “It’s fair to say that for this entire week we’ve been in a pretty direct confrontation with evil.”16:42 GMT:
The suspects’ uncle, Ruslan Tsarni, says he has not seen the suspects in years and is “ashamed.” He has urged the suspect-at-large to turn himself in and ask for forgiveness. He said that he wants to meet the victims of the bombing.16:28 GMT:
The suspects’ father, Anzor Tsarnaev, told the BBC that his younger son Dzhokhar hoped to become a brain surgeon, and that he believed the secret services had framed his sons.
16:12 GMT: US Secretary of State John Kerry said, “We are part of the way there in bringing the Boston terror suspects to justice.”
16:09 GMT: FBI is looking for third suspect in Boston Marathon bombing, NBC reports.
16:01 GMT: Boston Mayor Tom Menino is on his way to the scene of police activity in Watertown, WBZ-Boston reports.
15:58 GMT: A Russian interpreter has been sent to the scene in Watertown, Massachusetts, CNN reported.
15:40 GMT: Boston’s Logan Airport tweets, “flights are arriving and departing. Taxis are available, but in very high demand.”
15:30 GMT: A Connecticut State Police spokesman says the vehicle in question has been located in the Boston area. The car was registered to the older brother, Tamerlan Tsarnaev.