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April 16th, 2013
08:32 AM ET

Law enforcement officials asking Boston Marathon onlookers to check cell phones for possible evidence

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.”

Filed under: Bomb • Boston • Marathon
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  1. ????

    Is there anything significant about the trajectory of the parabolic motion of the two large white(?) objects that flew out at building level height after the first bomb? The trajectory appeared to be in the direction of the second bomb?

    April 16, 2013 at 2:23 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  2. ????

    What were the two very noticeable larger white objects that flew out high out of the first bomb? The larger white objects flying out of the first bomb are very noticeable in the video? What were they???

    April 16, 2013 at 12:23 pm | Report abuse | Reply

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