Officials Leak Information About Bombs

by Erin Farley 4-16-2013

Photo by Aaron Tang/Flickr Creative Commons.

Photo by Aaron Tang/Flickr Creative Commons.

A federal law enforcement official has reported the bombs used in the Boston Marathon attack were placed in a metal pressure cooker hidden inside a backpack.

Another official also said that it was, likely but not certain, that the bombs were on a timer and not set off by a cell phone.

It has become public knowledge that both bombs were small and that initial tests showed no C-4 or other high-grade explosive.

At this time, authorities are uncertain if the bombs had been packed with shrapnel or whether the metal containers blew apart.

No suspect has been named and no one has claimed responsibility.

More than 180 people were wounded and three are dead after Monday’s terror attack in Boston.