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2013-04-16 11:50:54 AM  

PC LOAD LETTER: But how long did it take him to call it terror. That's the critical part. I am so going to change my vote to Romney if he waited too long.


We won't know until we found out who did it.
 
2013-04-16 11:51:43 AM  
The 10 to 15 seconds between detonations leads me to believe they were blown via cel phone, probably from a single individual.

Burner phones I'm sure, but I suspect this case will be solved by the FBI investigating all the phones that disappeared immediately after the blast. Had they registered with any cel towers in the weeks or months before the blast, they might be able to zero in on the bomber.

Just a thought.
 
2013-04-16 11:51:49 AM  

Ecobuckeye: badscooter: NSFW graphic picture

/top right of picture
//not a single fark was given

No...that's not real, is it? It can't be. Dogs would be a mile away by then.


Also, with that much blood on the ground, the dogs would be up to something else.

Your family pet is a carnivore, first and foremost. Just sayin'.
 
2013-04-16 11:52:03 AM  

rohar: That was my first reaction. Probably due to my experience. When we were stationed at Rhein Main as a kid, dad was Svc Squadron commander. The base hotel was right next to the front gate. Any time there was any commotion (protests etc.) we'd head up to the roof to watch.


We did the same thing at Schofield back in the day when Marcos was at Wheeler.  We just watched from the ground of course, since it turns out the Phillipinos are the worlds best, least violent protesters.  At least when they're in Hawaii.
 
2013-04-16 11:53:57 AM  

neversummer: The 10 to 15 seconds between detonations leads me to believe they were blown via cel phone, probably from a single individual.


Could have been timed with fuzes, and intended to go off simultaneously.  It'd let the guy who made the drop get some distance between himself and the crime scene.
 
2013-04-16 11:54:42 AM  

cameroncrazy1984: Knoughah: SlothB77: [assets.nydailynews.com image 635x390]

Oh Jesus not a guy on a roof now

That's not a guy, that's a BLACK HELICOPTER dressed as a guy.


it was a grassy roof.
 
2013-04-16 11:54:54 AM  

Giltric: What about scary inanimate objects? Can we throw away the constitution for those?

You are not consistant are you.....


I"m sorry, did you have a problem with the fact that bombs are banned or no?

If you don't have a problem with bombs being illegal, why do you have a problem with other forms of arms being made illegal?
 
2013-04-16 11:55:07 AM  

Alonjar: Rabid Badger Beaver Weasel: I apologize if it has already been covered, but did the authorities check for radiation or biological agents? I doubt there are any, but you never know.

Probably.  After 9/11 all major cities adopted strict protocols for dealing with terror attacks and mass casualty situations.  I actually thought the response to this was amazing, they did everything they were supposed to do right away and probably saved the lives of most of those people with severe injuries.  The fact the death count is so low is due more to a great response than a lack of severe wounds.


Amazingly, I just heard that doctors are reporting that basically "anyone who came into the hospital alive" will live.
 
2013-04-16 11:55:33 AM  

star_topology: [img.gawkerassets.com image 850x634]

So sad... So angry...


me too.
god farking dammit.
 
2013-04-16 11:56:01 AM  
neversummer:
Burner phones I'm sure, but I suspect this case will be solved by the FBI investigating all the phones that disappeared immediately after the blast.

mimg.ugo.com


Burners?  Hmmmm........
 
2013-04-16 11:56:44 AM  

Cluckity: Meet Martin Richard, the 8 year old boy killed. His mother and 6 year old sister are both in hospital with injuries.

http://www.cnn.com/2013/04/16/us/boston-boy-killed/index.html


F*cking hell.
 
2013-04-16 11:56:44 AM  
BBC is reporting that it was a black powder type explosive, I have no idea if that's a well sourced assertion.

I am, however, amused by the assertion above that you can tell the explosive type purely by looking, with no idea of its containment or whether there was any secondary flammable material (a small charge in a gallon jug of petrol gives a startlingly big firey boom - see all action movies ever)!
 
2013-04-16 11:57:26 AM  
 
2013-04-16 11:58:00 AM  

Deucednuisance: Mose: "Crowley, run down to the patent office, copyright 'the Boston Massacre. '  I want a quarter everytime someone says it."

As a twenty-two year employee of the US Copyright Office, let me say that this single sentence contains three of the most common misperceptions about Copyright.

1) That Patents and Copyrights are somehow the same.  They are not.  Copyright is is an entirely separate legal construction, and we do no work in common.  The US Copyright Office is located in Washington, DC and the PTO is in Virginia on the other side of the Potomac.

2) One cannot copyright a word, phrase or idea.  Since forever.

See   §202.1 Material not subject to copyright:

The following are examples of works not subject to copyright and applications for registration of such works cannot be entertained:

(a) Words and short phrases such as names, titles, and slogans; familiar symbols or designs; mere variations of typographic ornamentation, lettering or coloring; mere listing of ingredients or contents;
(b) Ideas, plans, methods, systems, or devices, as distinguished from the particular manner in which they are expressed or described in a writing;
(c) Blank forms, such as time cards, graph paper, account books, diaries, bank checks, scorecards, address books, report forms, order forms and the like, which are designed for recording information and do not in themselves convey information;
(d) Works consisting entirely of information that is common property containing no original authorship, such as, for example: Standard calendars, height and weight charts, tape measures and rulers, schedules of sporting events, and lists or tables taken from public documents or other common sources.
(e) Typeface as typeface.

3) "Quarter every time someone says it": Licensing does not work that way. Seriously.

Here endeth the threadjack.


I have the phrase "Here endeth the threadjack" trademarked.

Pay me
 
2013-04-16 11:58:08 AM  

cameroncrazy1984: The Missing Link: the money is in the banana stand: 47 is the new 42: Do not view those pictures while trying to eat.  Don't say I didn't warn you.  I hope we get whoever did this, and put him in a Supermaxium Prison for the rest of his/her/their life/lives.

Personally, I think that special exceptions should be made for person(s) taking part in terrorist events and introduce them to hell on earth. Torture them for as long as humanly possible and keep them alive. Once they expire, defile their corpses. Strike their names from any sort of history book and continue on life as normal as possible.

AGREED!!!

/American!!!
//Those individuals that have died or have been injured by this moron had rights too!!!

No. You're not an American. No one willing to throw away the Constitution because people die is an American.



Are you the same guy I see posting in the gun threads?
 
2013-04-16 11:58:17 AM  

cameroncrazy1984: Giltric: What about scary inanimate objects? Can we throw away the constitution for those?

You are not consistant are you.....

I"m sorry, did you have a problem with the fact that bombs are banned or no?

If you don't have a problem with bombs being illegal, why do you have a problem with other forms of arms being made illegal?


Bombs are not illegal.

It is illegal to use them to injure and or kill people with though.
 
rka
2013-04-16 11:59:33 AM  

SlothB77: University of Mobile's Cross Country Coach, who was near the finish line of the Boston Marathon when a series of explosions went off, said he thought it was odd there were bomb sniffing dogs at the start and finish lines.


And in one of the other threads there was some Farker thumping the table as loudly as he could that there were *NO* bomb sniffing dogs around, as told by "several eyewitnesses".

You know what you can't do in the first few days after something like this? Trust anything you read or hear as being the absolute truth, even from "witnesses".  Witnesses are lousy. Reporting is lousy. The telegraph effect is in full swing.
 
2013-04-16 11:59:58 AM  

Amos Quito: No. You're not an American. No one willing to throw away the Constitution because people die is an American.


Are you the same guy I see posting in the gun threads?


I'll ask you the same question: Are you OK with bombs and other forms of arms that are currently already banned?

Why haven't you revolted against the government for banning any type of arms yet?

Or is it just possible that you can keep your 2nd amendment right to bear arms without being able to bear any and all types of firearms you want?

You can't keep your 4th amendment rights if you're being tortured. That's more of a zero-sum proposition.
 
2013-04-16 12:00:35 PM  

Giltric: cameroncrazy1984: Giltric: What about scary inanimate objects? Can we throw away the constitution for those?

You are not consistant are you.....

I"m sorry, did you have a problem with the fact that bombs are banned or no?

If you don't have a problem with bombs being illegal, why do you have a problem with other forms of arms being made illegal?

Bombs are not illegal.

It is illegal to use them to injure and or kill people with though.


Really? We wouldn't have arrested the guy had we found him with a bomb on his person?
 
2013-04-16 12:00:59 PM  

Giltric: Bombs are not illegal.

It is illegal to use them to injure and or kill people with though.


Correction: Possession of a bomb or bomb making equipment is illegal in many states but not all
 
2013-04-16 12:01:14 PM  

dittybopper: OK, I've been looking at the film and the stills, and I'm starting to formulate a theory about the devices:

These weren't bombs made with actual high explosives.  It was made with gunpowder, specifically either black powder, or, more likely, a black powder substitute like Pyrodex or Triple7.

My reasoning is the fire-ball like nature of the "explosions", and the large amounts of white smoke.  Anyone whose seen a muzzleloader shoot is familiar with that image on a much smaller scale.  Even the color of the fireball matches.

My guess on the construction is a large metal pipe filled with something like Triple7 (most energetic of the 3 powders I mentioned), either detonated remotely via radio or cell signal, or by a timer.  A simple battery and an Estes rocket motor igniter would suffice to trigger the device.  Easy to construct, the materials are uncontrolled, and crude, though as we've seen, cruelly effective.

 Right now, my thinking is remote detonation.  The explosions were close enough together that the setting of timers makes the timing iffy, but it jives well with "call bomb 1, hang up, call bomb 2" or "transmit bomb 1 signal, change frequency, transmit bomb 2 signal".  A cautious bomber would avoid using cellphones, though:  They'll be able to pull up the cell numbers somehow (recovered chips from the phones, or even just seeing what numbers were called in that area at that exact instant), and from that they could just request every single "ping" from those phones to find out where those phones have been, which would lead investigators to those responsible.

A less traceable method would use something like a commonly used handheld radio like an FRS or GMRS handheld, set on a certain channel with a certain CTCSS code.  You use the audio from the radio to close a relay, which closes the connection between the battery and the igniter.    Radio won't unsquelch without a transmission on the proper frequency with the proper code.  Since they are simple radios, they ...


Could be possible to be enough  tannerite  or something similar
 
2013-04-16 12:01:26 PM  
I'm not talking about explosives, here. I'm talking about bombs.
 
2013-04-16 12:02:56 PM  

Hack Patooey: jfivealive: Jerry Westerby: jfivealive: Plane at Logan airport stopped

http://www.businessinsider.com/flight-stopped-at-bostons-logan-airpo rt -2013-4

Barn door.  Horse.

Wood shed.  Donkey.

Love shack.  Baby.


Tijuana. Show.
 
2013-04-16 12:03:43 PM  

Richard C Stanford: Skarekrough: Richard C Stanford: NicoFinn: So, the Pakistani Taliban has denied involvement. At this point, all I want to know is who's responsible. I'll worry about anger and justice later. I start class in two hours. They're all gonna have plenty of questions. Then again, we probably all do right now.

Possibly a "lone wolf" style attack. Was the 15th of April a significant date for any group?

Well, it was Tax Day.

And Patriot's Day.

And near the anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing.

But other than that, nothing I can think of....

The start of the Arab revolts in Palestine.


April 20th... Hitler's Birthday/
 
2013-04-16 12:04:30 PM  

dittybopper: OK, I've been looking at the film and the stills, and I'm starting to formulate a theory about the devices:

These weren't bombs made with actual high explosives.  It was made with gunpowder, specifically either black powder, or, more likely, a black powder substitute like Pyrodex or Triple7.

My reasoning is the fire-ball like nature of the "explosions", and the large amounts of white smoke.  Anyone whose seen a muzzleloader shoot is familiar with that image on a much smaller scale.  Even the color of the fireball matches.

My guess on the construction is a large metal pipe filled with something like Triple7 (most energetic of the 3 powders I mentioned), either detonated remotely via radio or cell signal, or by a timer.  A simple battery and an Estes rocket motor igniter would suffice to trigger the device.  Easy to construct, the materials are uncontrolled, and crude, though as we've seen, cruelly effective.

 Right now, my thinking is remote detonation.  The explosions were close enough together that the setting of timers makes the timing iffy, but it jives well with "call bomb 1, hang up, call bomb 2" or "transmit bomb 1 signal, change frequency, transmit bomb 2 signal".  A cautious bomber would avoid using cellphones, though:  They'll be able to pull up the cell numbers somehow (recovered chips from the phones, or even just seeing what numbers were called in that area at that exact instant), and from that they could just request every single "ping" from those phones to find out where those phones have been, which would lead investigators to those responsible.

A less traceable method would use something like a commonly used handheld radio like an FRS or GMRS handheld, set on a certain channel with a certain CTCSS code.  You use the audio from the radio to close a relay, which closes the connection between the battery and the igniter.    Radio won't unsquelch without a transmission on the proper frequency with the proper code.  Since they are simple radios, they ...


I agree with the black powder.  Although, I would imagine that if you used three/four burner cell phones, you can get around the call trace.
 
2013-04-16 12:05:46 PM  

FarkinNortherner: BBC is reporting that it was a black powder type explosive, I have no idea if that's a well sourced assertion.

I am, however, amused by the assertion above that you can tell the explosive type purely by looking, with no idea of its containment or whether there was any secondary flammable material (a small charge in a gallon jug of petrol gives a startlingly big firey boom - see all action movies ever)!



Different explosives have different sights, sounds and smells associatied with them.

Petrol whoomps, bombs go kablooey. Artillery goes sssssssssssSSSSSSSSS KA-POW, missles go PSshhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhewwwww, mortars go DONK.....ka-chang......BLAMMO!

I'm guessing you have no experience with explosives and are projecting your limited or non existant experiences on others who may be very well versed in explosions and even wound patterns like in the pictures and video of the boston marathon....

Explosions also sound differently based on what end of the explosives you are.

We've had over 1million  people involved in a war for the past decade......a million people who may or may not have first hand knowledge of the sights and sounds of war......a million people of which one or two or 400 might post here.
 
2013-04-16 12:06:10 PM  

The Evil Home Brewer: FloridaFarkTag: If it is Islamic Terrorism....lets not resort to dhimmitude and refuse to call Islamic Terrorism "Islamic Terrorism".

And its not just a left/right thing.  There are plenty on the right who refuse to call Islamic Terrorism as such...like Grover Norquist and many of the Fox News talking heads

The cheering of Palestinians in Palestine...the ball bearings used as shrapnel....these are signs that it was some sort of Islamic Terrorism

Let me use your incredibly stupid and uninformed logic to offer an equally valid theory.... Maybe it was Argentina planting bombs to condemn Ronald Reagan's support of Margaret Thatcher during the Malivinas War..... The Argentinians set off bombs in the US Tuesday because of Thatcher's funeral.

/Ok.... So Thatcher's funeral is today.... a day after the bombing.... No worries. Facts don't concern trolls anyway.
//Dumbazz


Naaah, the Bruins and the Maple Leafs will more than likely meet in the play ofs, and the Leafs are in the play offs for the first time in a looooong time.  On CNN, I saw a big Canadian flag hanging outside one of the windows in the building-with-the-guy-on-the-roof.  Connect the dots.
 
2013-04-16 12:06:45 PM  
Source: 1 device, appears to have been placed in metal pressure cooker (kitchen pot) in black nylon bag or backpack.(via @cbsnews) #wbz
- AndreaWBZ (@AndreaWBZ) April 16, 2013
 
2013-04-16 12:07:51 PM  
JUST IN: A law enforcement official tells @cbsnews that the two bombs that exploded in Boston were made to look like discarded property
- CBS News (@CBSNews) April 16, 2013
 
2013-04-16 12:10:16 PM  

cameroncrazy1984: Giltric: cameroncrazy1984: Giltric: What about scary inanimate objects? Can we throw away the constitution for those?

You are not consistant are you.....

I"m sorry, did you have a problem with the fact that bombs are banned or no?

If you don't have a problem with bombs being illegal, why do you have a problem with other forms of arms being made illegal?

Bombs are not illegal.

It is illegal to use them to injure and or kill people with though.

Really? We wouldn't have arrested the guy had we found him with a bomb on his person?



Why are you deflecting from your earlier statement of not throwing away the constitution over a scary name. Of which I challenged your consistancy based on your fear of scary named inanimate objects like assault weapons.

Are you for limiting the constitution, or in favor of not throwing it away over some people being scared?

Grow some principles why don't you.
 
2013-04-16 12:10:30 PM  

A Terrible Human: Images from Liveleak-VERY GRAPHIC AND REALLY DISTURBING

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=072_1366065507

There's also a warning before you see the pictures,honestly you'd probably be better off not seeing them.


As horrible as these images are, I believe the public should see them...we are too sheltered from the disturbing images from the aftermath of human viciousness. We are adults and should see the evil men are capable of doing to others.
Censoring unpleasantness has only served to disconnect us from the harsh realities of the world we live in.

/sorry for thread jacking
 
2013-04-16 12:10:37 PM  

Stoj: JUST IN: A law enforcement official tells @cbsnews that the two bombs that exploded in Boston were made to look like discarded property
- CBS News (@CBSNews) April 16, 2013


Just saw that, too.
 
2013-04-16 12:11:08 PM  

badscooter: SlothB77: [assets.nydailynews.com image 635x390]

[i.imgur.com image 850x570]


i.imgur.com


Call Langley.  We're through the looking glass, here, people.
 
2013-04-16 12:11:28 PM  

Giltric: Why are you deflecting from your earlier statement of not throwing away the constitution over a scary name. Of which I challenged your consistancy based on your fear of scary named inanimate objects like assault weapons.

Are you for limiting the constitution, or in favor of not throwing it away over some people being scared?

Grow some principles why don't you.


So you're saying that we would not have arrested the guy if he had a bomb on his person?

Okay buddy. Whatever you say.

Making some forms of firearms illegal is not the same thing as legalizing torture, I'm sorry. As much as you want it to be, it's not.
 
2013-04-16 12:12:20 PM  

Phinn: badscooter: SlothB77: [assets.nydailynews.com image 635x390]

[i.imgur.com image 850x570]

[i.imgur.com image 850x570]


Call Langley.  We're through the looking glass, here, people.


I don't care who you are, that's funny right there.
 
2013-04-16 12:12:30 PM  

Stoj: Source: 1 device, appears to have been placed in metal pressure cooker (kitchen pot) in black nylon bag or backpack.(via @cbsnews) #wbz
- AndreaWBZ (@AndreaWBZ) April 16, 2013


4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-04-16 12:13:47 PM  

Stoj: Source: 1 device, appears to have been placed in metal pressure cooker (kitchen pot) in black nylon bag or backpack.(via @cbsnews) #wbz
- AndreaWBZ (@AndreaWBZ) April 16, 2013



Pressure cooker was the times square bombers thing....there was a chest in his truck that had a pressure cooker with bombs or a device in it.

The FBI also investigated or interviewed a number of people in the New England area (MA< CT< NH etc...due to the sharia banking system the times square bomber used or other possible involvement.

Sounds like there is a cell in New England.

Bomb has the same gimmick or w/e in regards to the pressure cooker maybe same training camp or mentor or how to build bomb reference card.
 
2013-04-16 12:14:37 PM  

fireclown: neversummer: The 10 to 15 seconds between detonations leads me to believe they were blown via cel phone, probably from a single individual.

Could have been timed with fuzes, and intended to go off simultaneously.  It'd let the guy who made the drop get some distance between himself and the crime scene.


Possible. I bet this guy was there though. Placed a backpack bomb, walked across the street and placed the other. Made the calls.

I'm no terror analyst for the record. The FBI is asking for video and photo footage, which they always do, but I think in this case this is exactly the scenario they're thinking.

They will get him. Today probably.
 
2013-04-16 12:14:43 PM  

Stoj: Source: 1 device, appears to have been placed in metal pressure cooker (kitchen pot) in black nylon bag or backpack.(via @cbsnews) #wbz
- AndreaWBZ (@AndreaWBZ) April 16, 2013


Could explain the flames. Fill a pressure cooker with gasoline and weld the pressure relief and safety release shut. Gun powder (mentioned previously) doesn't create a lot of flame, it creates more smoke than anything (even smokeless). Gasoline on the other hand has all of the pretty flames people are used to seeing in movies.
 
2013-04-16 12:15:11 PM  

Richard C Stanford: Skarekrough: Richard C Stanford: NicoFinn: So, the Pakistani Taliban has denied involvement. At this point, all I want to know is who's responsible. I'll worry about anger and justice later. I start class in two hours. They're all gonna have plenty of questions. Then again, we probably all do right now.

Possibly a "lone wolf" style attack. Was the 15th of April a significant date for any group?

Well, it was Tax Day.

And Patriot's Day.

And near the anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing.

But other than that, nothing I can think of....

The start of the Arab revolts in Palestine.


Lincoln died, the Titanic sank, Jackie Robinson debuted, McDonald's first opened, and '89 Tiananmen protest broke out.

My bet is that it is McDonald's related.
 
2013-04-16 12:15:40 PM  

cameroncrazy1984: Giltric: Why are you deflecting from your earlier statement of not throwing away the constitution over a scary name. Of which I challenged your consistancy based on your fear of scary named inanimate objects like assault weapons.

Are you for limiting the constitution, or in favor of not throwing it away over some people being scared?

Grow some principles why don't you.

So you're saying that we would not have arrested the guy if he had a bomb on his person?

Okay buddy. Whatever you say.

Making some forms of firearms illegal is not the same thing as legalizing torture, I'm sorry. As much as you want it to be, it's not.


So you sympathize and empathize with terrorists. Maybe you consider them your friend depending on who they target?

Are you wearing a Che t-shirt right now?
 
2013-04-16 12:16:09 PM  

Giltric: Petrol whoomps, bombs go kablooey. Artillery goes sssssssssssSSSSSSSSS KA-POW, missles go PSshhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhewwwww, mortars go DONK.....ka-chang......BLAMMO!


I love this
 
2013-04-16 12:16:14 PM  
#BrighamWomensHospital: docs have also removed over a dozen small carpenter type nails from one patients. #7News
- susantran (@susantran) April 16, 2013

Ball bearings/BB/Pellets and nails...
 
2013-04-16 12:17:33 PM  

scubamage: Fill a pressure cooker with gasoline and weld the pressure relief and safety release shut.


Darwin and I both hope that people who want to be terrorists do that, in that order.
 
2013-04-16 12:17:34 PM  

scubamage: Stoj: Source: 1 device, appears to have been placed in metal pressure cooker (kitchen pot) in black nylon bag or backpack.(via @cbsnews) #wbz
- AndreaWBZ (@AndreaWBZ) April 16, 2013

Could explain the flames. Fill a pressure cooker with gasoline and weld the pressure relief and safety release shut. Gun powder (mentioned previously) doesn't create a lot of flame, it creates more smoke than anything (even smokeless). Gasoline on the other hand has all of the pretty flames people are used to seeing in movies.


I didn't really see a lot of flames in the video. That youtube video posted today taken by the runner just shows a brief flash, probably contained in about a 30 foot diameter.

Looks to be like a run of the mill pipe bomb. Something that would fit in a back pack, probably ditched under the bleachers.
 
2013-04-16 12:17:55 PM  

Ham Sandvich: #BrighamWomensHospital: docs have also removed over a dozen small carpenter type nails from one patients. #7News
- susantran (@susantran) April 16, 2013

Ball bearings/BB/Pellets and nails...



typical anti-personnel design.

shrapnel is a force multiplier...or something.
 
2013-04-16 12:18:10 PM  

Ham Sandvich: Ball bearings/BB/Pellets and nails...


oh my
 
2013-04-16 12:18:12 PM  
Just heard the bombs were made with pressure cookers and ball bearings, which according to the reporter is how they make them in Afghanistan.
 
2013-04-16 12:18:32 PM  

neversummer: fireclown: neversummer: The 10 to 15 seconds between detonations leads me to believe they were blown via cel phone, probably from a single individual.

Could have been timed with fuzes, and intended to go off simultaneously.  It'd let the guy who made the drop get some distance between himself and the crime scene.

Possible. I bet this guy was there though. Placed a backpack bomb, walked across the street and placed the other. Made the calls.

I'm no terror analyst for the record. The FBI is asking for video and photo footage, which they always do, but I think in this case this is exactly the scenario they're thinking.

They will get him. Today probably.



CBS sources say there are some indications that at least one bomb may have been on a timer. #wbz #bostonmarathon
- Bree Sison (@BreeSison) April 16, 2013
 
2013-04-16 12:18:36 PM  

neversummer: scubamage: Stoj: Source: 1 device, appears to have been placed in metal pressure cooker (kitchen pot) in black nylon bag or backpack.(via @cbsnews) #wbz
- AndreaWBZ (@AndreaWBZ) April 16, 2013

Could explain the flames. Fill a pressure cooker with gasoline and weld the pressure relief and safety release shut. Gun powder (mentioned previously) doesn't create a lot of flame, it creates more smoke than anything (even smokeless). Gasoline on the other hand has all of the pretty flames people are used to seeing in movies.

I didn't really see a lot of flames in the video. That youtube video posted today taken by the runner just shows a brief flash, probably contained in about a 30 foot diameter.

Looks to be like a run of the mill pipe bomb. Something that would fit in a back pack, probably ditched under the bleachers.



bleachers were on the other side of the street.
 
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