April 17th, 2013
02:16 AM ET

FBI releases new details on Boston bombs

One of the two bombs used in the Boston Marathon attacks used a pressure cooker, the FBI said in a Joint Intelligence Bulletin.

The second device, the agency said, was housed in a metal container, "but currently there is insufficient evidence to determine if it was also a pressure cooker," the bulletin said.

The alert also said the fuzing system and method of initiation for the two devices are unknown.

The two devices, which exploded near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday, left three people dead and more than 180 injured. No suspects have been identified.

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  1. lara lynne

    Confused about the "quote" from mr. Roger's. I hope you all are aware that he passed away in 2003

    April 17, 2013 at 4:12 am | Report abuse |
  2. Portland tony

    Yes it was a bomb. How it worked and the fact that the plans for building one are online doesn't catch the bad guy. Any one or two fools can perpetuate this type of crime. Go get em and quit trying to put exploded bombs back together. Plenty of time avail before a trial if you catch somebody!

    April 17, 2013 at 12:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • ronvan

      And WHY a trial? Time to just put these animals out of their mesery.

      April 17, 2013 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
  3. saywhat

    I'm sure the law enforcement is on to the perp -Amen.
    All that they put out is for the general public.

    April 17, 2013 at 12:48 pm | Report abuse |
  4. saywhat

    The carnage from these two 'crude' and 'small' devices was horrific and turns one's stomach. What weapons of bigger dimensions do is unimaginable & only those who have been in such situations would know.

    April 17, 2013 at 12:54 pm | Report abuse |
  5. saywhat

    No wonder the PTDS & all as @soldier pointed out yesterday. yet humanity seeks wars & conflicts.

    April 17, 2013 at 12:56 pm | Report abuse |
  6. chrissy

    @ ronvan although i normally agree with you and i suppose if i had a family member there i may feel the same way, this time i disagree. If they find them or someone they suspect is them they still shouid recieve a trial. That is our due process in this country and one of our rights. All of us!

    April 17, 2013 at 1:42 pm | Report abuse |
  7. chrissy

    This site is really starting to suck. If you wanta post something sensible pertaining to the topic youre blocked! Why is that?

    April 17, 2013 at 1:47 pm | Report abuse |
  8. chrissy

    What i was trying to say @ ronvan, all persons in the country, the good, bad and ugly have the right to due process. No matter how much we may disagree with that at times.

    April 17, 2013 at 1:51 pm | Report abuse |
  9. chrissy

    So what is the bad word now @ cnn? Due process??

    April 17, 2013 at 1:55 pm | Report abuse |
  10. saywhat

    its ludicrous & tiresome.Who are these guys at CNN? Where is @Nsaidi?

    April 17, 2013 at 2:23 pm | Report abuse |
  11. bostonrunner2

    This is a question for the media covering the Boston Marathon story,”When you publish the suspects names and stories,aren’t you doing exactly what they want? Would it not be better to allow them to die unknown?

    April 19, 2013 at 8:28 am | Report abuse |
  12. Greeneyes75

    Im confused a little bit.Im a Bostonian and commend everything our Police Dept and other agencys did to protect the citizens of Mass..BUT There was a man they made strip naked and was walking him toward the car in cuffs at one point..who was that? And the man that they had layed out with the black pants with the white stripe in the middle of the street, who was that?? Cause the man on the ground didnt look shot or anything and the photos of him dead he is all messed up,..so who were those 2 men? Just wondering as well as a bunch of other people I know?? Just a little bit confused as to who those men are?

    April 20, 2013 at 3:36 pm | Report abuse |