FBI: Mass. bombs may have been in pressure cookers

FBI: Mass. bombs may have been in pressure cookers

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BOSTON, MA - APRIL 15: Massachusetts State Police guard an area near Kenmore Square after two bombs exploded during the 117th Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. Two people are confirmed dead and at least 23 injured after two explosions went off near the finish line to the marathon.

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by JAY LINDSAY and EILEEN SULLIVAN

Associated Press

Posted on April 16, 2013 at 5:30 PM

BOSTON (AP) -- The FBI is confirming that pressure cookers may have been used in the Boston Marathon bombings that killed three and wounded more than 170.
 
FBI special agent in charge Richard DesLauriers spoke at a news conference Tuesday.
 
He says pieces of black nylon and fragments of ball bearings and nails were found and authorities believe the bombs were placed in a dark-colored backpack or bag.
 
A source close to the investigation had said earlier that the bombs were made in 1.6-gallon pressure cookers, one containing shards of metal and ball bearings, the other packed with nails, and both stuffed into duffel bags.
 
A second person briefed on the investigation confirms that at least one of the explosives was made of a pressure cooker. Both spoke on condition of anonymity because the investigation is ongoing.
 

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