BOSTON (WAVY) - Massachusetts State Police say a search warrant was executed Monday night related to the investigation surrounding the bombings in Boston.
The Associated Press is reporting the FBI served a search warrant on a home in suburban Boston Monday night. No suspects have been arrested and a motive is still unclear.
According to Pete Williams with NBC News, the warrant was served on the apartment of a Saudi man who is currently hospitalized. Authorities stress there are no suspects at this time and the man is just being interviewed.
At least three people were killed and more than 130 were injured following two explosions at the finish line of the Boston Marathon Monday afternoon.
The explosions rang out just before 3 p.m. Monday on the north side of Boylston Street at the marathon's finish line. The blasts took place almost simultaneously, approximately 100 yards apart, killing an 8-year-old and two other individuals.
Local hospitals have reportedly taken in dozens of injured persons and authorities said the victims were "seriously, seriously injured" as a result of a "very powerful blast."
Virginia Beach runner Sam Wittenberg told WAVY.com he crossed the finish line moments before the explosions.
"We just heard this type of 'boom' that you knew was not ordinary or normal so we turned toward the finish line area and you just saw billowing smoke," Wittenberg said. "I turned around a second time and heard an explosion for the second time."
Thousands of runners and tourists ascended on Boston Monday, as the city celebrated Patriots Day.
"We heard there were pipe bombs at the finish line and we were stopped [at mile 24]," Norfolk resident Jenny Dugan told WAVY.com .
More than 27,000 runners took part in the race as thousands more cheered them on.
Wittenberg told WAVY.com he had not heard of any Hampton Roads runners being injured or missing.
"I started running toward the blast. And there were people all over the floor," he said. "We started grabbing tourniquets and started tying legs. A lot of people amputated. ... At least 25 to 30 people have at least one leg missing, or an ankle missing, or two legs missing," runner Roupen Bastajian told the Associated Press.
NBC News reports a federal official said the incident is being classified as a terrorist attack.
There was no immediate word on the motive or who may have launched the attack and authorities in Washington said there was no immediate claim of responsibility. A senior U.S. intelligence official said two more explosive devices were found near the scene of where two bombs detonated earlier.
Cell phone service was shut off in the city at approximately 5 p.m. to prevent the possibility of any detonations.
"We had family calling us and we couldn't return phone calls, the lines were overwhelmed," Wittenberg said.
In a news conference shortly after the incident, Boston Police Department Deputy Commissioner Paul Browne said no one was injured in a third scene located at the city's JFK Library. Browne, alongside Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick, told spectators to go back to their hotels or homes.
If you need to check on the status of loved ones, call 617-635-4500. If you have a tip about the incident, contact 1-800-494-TIPS.
If you know anyone at the marathon, please send your information to ReportIt@wavy.com.
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