Saudi National Spoke with Authorities in Boston Marathon Bomb Attack; Not a Suspect, but in Custody

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While it has been confirmed that a Saudi National was questioned by authorities, it is too early to call the 20-year-old a suspect in the explosions that rocked the Boston Marathon on Monday. The horrific terror attack claimed the lives of two innocents on Monday, including an 8-year-old little boy. Over 100 people were injured, some are in critical condition.

John Miller, former Assistant Director to the FBI and CBS News correspondent spoke with CBS News and updated this aspect of the developing news story. He explained that a witness saw a man acting suspiciously and tackled him. The man was running away from one of the devices and had burns on his body from the explosion. Miller stated that “this person was pretty close to wherever this blast went off, but not so close as to suffer the serious injuries that other people did.”

Miller stressed that “the person in custody is not charged and not under arrest.” He is reportedly cooperative and “denying involvement.” If this individual had something to do with this cowardly terrorist act (and even if the Saudi National is completely innocent), the person who tackled him showed remarkable courage and is a true hero.

Watch the report here:

Photo Source: Kylie Atwood/CBS News

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