The Latest News On The Boston Marathon Bombing [UPDATED]

The Frisky is going to go back to posting as usual today, but of course will be updating the site with any news about the attack in Boston. For now, here is a roundup of news from overnight.


  • The name of the second victim killed in yesterday tragic bombing has been released. Her name was Krystal Campbell, and she was from Arlington. [Salon]
  • Fox News interviewed the roommate of the Saudi man whose house was searched and who was interviewed by authorities. Video at the link. [Salon]


  • The investigation has officially turned over to the FBI. There are no suspects yet. [NY Times]
  • Investigators searched a home in Revere, Massachusetts, and “removed items” from the home, as they search for clues about who is behind the attack. The search is connected to a young Saudi citizen who is visiting on a student visa and has been questioned, according to a law enforcement official. [CNN]
  • About Martin Richard, the eight-year-old boy who tragically lost his life in yesterday’s bombing at the Boston Marathon. [NBC News]
  • Meet the “Cowboy-hat-wearing hero,” one of the hundreds of heros who responded by aiding the wounded following the blasts. [Gawker]
  • While I usually shun posting “celeb reactions” to this type of tragedy, comedian Patton Oswalt wrote a moving post on his Facebook page that is worth reading. [Facebook]
  • The bombs that exploded yesterday were packed with ball bearings and BBs, intended to cause increased physical harm to those hit. [MSNBC]
  • A retired FBI bomb technician said the attack could “easily” have been the work of one person. [Boston Herald]
  • A journalist’s guide to tweeting during a crisis. [Slate]
  • Below, President Obama’s most recent remarks on the tragedy, from just before noon.
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