The death toll in the Boston Marathon bombings has increased to three people, according to the Boston Police commissioner.
Among the dead was an 8-year-old boy, law enforcement sources told ABC News.
“This cowardly act will not be taken within stride,” Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis said this evening. “We will turn every rock over to find the people who are responsible for this.”
At least 133 people were injured, including several children with severe trauma, when bombs exploded almost simultaneously near the marathon finish line, police said.
Doctors at two Massachusetts hospitals said some of the victims underwent amputations and were suffering from burns, while others had sustained injuries from shrapnel to their lower extremities.
“Everything we saw was ordinary material that could have been propelled by the device,” said Dr. Ron Walls, chair of emergency medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
The FBI has taken the lead in the investigation and at a news conference tonight said there are no suspects in custody.
Despite reports of law enforcement officials questioning a potential person of interest at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, where many of the injured were taken, Davis urged caution.
“There’s no suspect at Brigham and Women’s Hospital,” Davis said. “There are people we are talking to, but no suspect.”
ABC News can confirm that one of the people law enforcement officials are talking to is a 20-year-old Saudi national at a Boston hospital. Sources tell ABC News that he is here legally on a student visa and that his visa is clean with no apparent criminal history.
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