On Monday, two blasts happened in quick succession near the finish line of the Boston Marathon leaving a gruesome scene for onlookers who were cheering on their family and friends a few seconds before. This morning on “Starting Point” Fmr. U.S. Asst. Secy. for Homeland Security Juliette Kayyem and CNN National Security Analyst Fran Townsend weigh in on the twin explosives that claimed the lives of three people and injured over 150 others.
Kayyem who has also served as Fmr. MA Homeland Security Advisor says police “are starting to ask people at the airports to check their iPhones.” She adds that this is a smart move on behalf of law enforcement officials “because people don’t know that they were witnesses… that they might actually have evidence in their phones or in their cameras.”
As the FBI moves forward with their investigation Townsend says they want “to be very deliberate as they walk forward and try to determine whether this is a foreign based terrorist attack or a domestic terrorist attack.”