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has requested that it not be released at this point. those three people all lost their lives in the course of what they thought was a regular, perhaps special day in their lives. they were people, americans, someone from china. with friends and families who loved them and will miss them for the rest of their lives. tonight we remember and honor that. see you back here at 11:00, our live team coverage of the bombing at the boston marathon continues now with anderson cooper. anderson? >> erin, thanks very much. we're coming to you live again tonight from boston. we, of course, are tracking late developments here and there are many to tell you about. on the presidential visit now scheduled for thursday, on the investigations, the bombings, and on the bombs themselves. parts of the pressure cooker found at the scene. on this photo, as well, from local affiliate whgh showing a bag next to the mailbox right where the first bomb went off. was it one of the bombs?
the fbi is analyzing the photo along with hundreds of videos and still photos taken before, during, and after the attack. we will, of course, be talking about all of that tonight as well as breaking news out of washington. a letter to u.s. senator testing positive for the deadly poison. we've also learned more about those who have lost their lives in the blast as well as the wounded and the heroes who rose in the camp. we don't know much about the third person who died. we just learned she was a chinese national, a graduate student at boston university not far from here. other details are not known. today we learned about krystle campbell who died in the blast. she came yesterday to watch her friend cross the finish line. her mom said she worked 16 hour days at the local seafood restaurant but was never too tired to share her love or her smile. she was just 29 years old. martin richard was just 8 years old, his mother and 6-year-old sister recovering from surgery
tonight. the sign he's holding in that photo for the second grade peace march reads, no more hurting people. we'll talk more about martin richard tonight, three lives lost, dozens more forever changed. we honor them and also this strong city. for all that has happened here, you should know this is not a city under siege. this is not a city of fear. yes, people may be holding their kids a little tighter, keeping their eyes open a little wider, but this is a city where today life and love and liberty continue. people went jogging today, they walked their dogs, brought their children to the playground and to school. boston has been battered, but it is by no means broken, not now, not ever. we've learned from 9/11 and perhaps what we've learned most is that in the face of horror and in the face of hate, we must all stand tall and stand proud and stand together. and never let anyone with a bomb in a backpack stop us from moving forward. never let anyone with a bomb in a backpack stop us from
finishing the race. we do have a lot to cover in the hour ahead. let's get a quick start -- quickly update you on where things stand right now. >> reporter: targeting the most photographed spot that day in a crowded city full of cameras. it may also seal the bomber's fate. >> any videos or photographs that happened, not just at that scene, but anywhere in the immediate vicinity could be helpful to this investigation. >> already looking at hundreds of videos and photographs searching for a face, a bundle, a bomb. two devices, not four as first reported and feared. >> all other parcels in the area of the blast have been examined, but there are no unexploded bombs. there were no unexploded explosive devices found. >> and the two that caused all this, explosives and shrapnel packed into pressure cookers
stuffed into sacks likely detonated by timers, not by cell phones. also, a device a would be bomber could find on the internet. proved deadly and troubling. >> these pressure cookers are a technique that is used by the taliban and by al qaeda in afghanistan. they're very effective weapons, they try to pick these up wherever they can. they use them to make their ieds. >> the fbi is investigating as an act of terrorism. any time bombs are used to target civilians, it is an act of terror. >> reporter: terror, he went on to say, murder, maiming, traumatic amputations by persons unknown, nationality unknown, allegiance unknown. his homeland security secretary ruling out a broader plot. a high-level source going further. >> the senior u.s. official is now telling me that, quote, there is no reporting indicating
a foreign connection or any reaction from al qaeda. >> so it might be the video that tells for the forensics. the crime scene still hot, still active. it's already borne witness to ordinary people doing extraordinary things to stop the bleeding, to ease the suffering and to start the healing. >> well, more now on the investigation. the fbi saying fragments of a pressure cooker found at the scene as well as shreds of what might be black nylon bags. that plus the photo we showed you a minute ago that might show a bag at the start of the first bomb blast. drew griffin and john king are with me here tonight each working their sources, as they have been over the last 24 hours. >> what are you hearing the latest on this? >> just got information from a boston law enforcement source who says in addition to the pressure cooker, they say it's undeniable, they have a twisted top of a pressure cooker, about 6 liter capacity. they believe it's two identical devices or two similar devices, but i'm also told a partial circuit board recovered in the
same area that also has been sent to quantico. and now this all goes off, we go through this after airplane crashes, they try to take every piece they can get, assemble it back together, try to recreate the bomb. they're hoping to find fingerprints, any kind of dna, something from the backpack. and if you can't get personal identification items like that, look for serial numbers, brand names, at least try to figure out where was the pressure cooker, where might the bag have been bought. >> are you getting a sense from your sources about where this investigation? they are still appealing for help in terms of getting more pictures out there. giving out a fair amount of information which is sometimes kind of rare. >> you can tell from the special agent in charge at the news conference, and drew has experience with this too. did you see anything? talk to anyone who was talking about the marathon? know anyone who had a heavy black bag in the days up to it? essentially tells you they have
a good idea of what happened but very little idea of who did it. they've looked at all the video. i was told by one source, a frantic review of as much video as they can get. they have some possibles in terms of devices and the placement, but i was told they have zero evidence as to a drop, a placement, an individual coming in. so stymied was the word one source used earlier today. and if you follow the history of past investigations like this, normally they piece it together 24 to 72 hours, or else you end up in a much longer piece-by-piece reconstruction and investigation. >> drew, they have been talking about black nylon bags, yet in this photo from our affiliate, you see a bag looks like a light-colored bag. we don't know if that bag remains in the investigation or not. >> i asked him specifically about that photo. he said, look, we're getting so many photos to analyze. the one thing they were specific about. the two bombs were in black nylon bags.
could the nylon bag been inside of this other bag? they don't know, but they're very confident that they're looking for black nylon bags. and, you know, to john's point, go through your receipts. if you have any receipts of anyone buying two pressure cookers. that's where this is going. any tip like that could help break it, but it shows you they don't have any tip lines. >> in terms of the device itself, the pressure cooker, we've seen this used before overseas. it's been described as crude, as unsophisticated. explain what that means. if it does not require a c-4 or type of explosive. >> it's complicated and it's hard to deal with. but basically a pipe bomb, a pressure bomb, something with a pressure cooker, right, it's all basically the same. you take a metal object, you jam black powder in there, get it as tight as possible and then you insert or have a fuse that lights it. if the black powder or gun powder would light and so much
heat would build up inside that pipe or pressure cooker finally would just -- that blast is actually an explosion. it's the steel breaking of the metal. >> and these are also, i mean that information you just said, that's widely available on the internet. you're not saying anything that's not out there. >> but pressure cookers -- i've talked to a bomb expert and fbi expert. the reason you would use a pressure cooker and why it's rarely used in the united states, it's usually in jungles, buried in dirt. you're trying to protect your device from the environment. that's generally where they've been used. colombia, thailand, maybe even in pakistan. so it is kind of odd that they would use that here in a domestic setting. but, again, they don't know -- they don't have any suspect at all. >> it's also important to point out that this is an investigation where all of the resources and intelligence community are being used and they will have a backlog of intelligence they have to go through, intercept, satellite
intelligence, signal intelligence, which they can monitor all of this stuff in realtime. >> they can't. and from what they monitor on a daily basis, minute-by-minute basis, from known suspects around the world, they had zero indication from this event. now you go back based on what happened and what you do know, you check cell phone towers and those international conversations and run your traffic through suspicious groups around the world. just speaking to the boston law enforcement source, a federal source earlier today, and a sense of is it domestic? is it international, the answer i got from both is we don't know. to drew's point, that type of a device, al qaeda has used, taliban has used. you see them in pakistan. however, they have nothing to trace to any international group or individual and they shrug and say sadly in today's age, it's very rare, but if you want to learn how to do this, unfortunately, you can on the internet. >> we'll have more on the investigation throughout this hour. i want to go next to gary
tuchman at a vigil wrapping up in the dorchester neighborhood. gary, tell us about what you've seen. >> the candle light vigil has come to an end, but people don't want to leave just yet. a sense of community and togetherness that's taken place here. and this was an amazing gathering because there were probably about 1,100 or 1,200 people here, this was all word of mouth. people came with their candles and honored the three people who have died so far in this catastrophe. and also, pledged togetherness to the people who have suffered so much. whose loved ones are in the hospital and people who are suffering. we are only about a five-minute drive away from the home of martin richard, the 8-year-old victim, the youngest victim of the terrible bombing yesterday. and that's why it was set up here. but they were here to remember and honor everyone on this very difficult day. people right now just don't want to leave even though it's been over for the last 15 minutes. anderson? >> yeah. and we're going to have more
about martin richard, 8 years old, one of the three who died. we'll have more from gary later on in the program. over the last 24 hours, the death toll from the bombings has held steady at three, that fact changes nothing for those, of course, whose loved ones were killed. considering the horrific injuries the bombs caused. tonight we know at least 13 victims have had amputations. and while some of the injured are improving, not everyone is out of the woods. there were more surgeries today, doctors said there will be more operations ahead. i went to one hospital and talked to a man who was wounded in the leg. we're going to talk to him a little bit later on in the program. our chief medical correspondent dr. sanjay gupta joins me now. you've been in the hospitals, as well, what have you been seeing? >> things move very quickly. you've got to remember they got a call and basically within 15 minutes after that alert, that's when the patients started to arrive. as much as they talk about planning and doing drills for this sort of thing, that's all sort of in theory.
but this was the reality for them. and also, you know, when you talk about a hospital like brigham, a hospital that has literally seen everything, but they hadn't seen this and doctors that had been there for 20 years had never seen what they were about to see. specifically about what happened when the patients actually came through the door. >> so we would have a team here, we have a trauma surgeon and emergency physician. maybe another surgical resident, at least two nurses. and at least one emergency services assistant who our technicians who help us take care of the patients. and so we would get a quick report from the paramedic who is bringing the patient in or the emt transporting them. they would give us a quick summary. and the most important issue of the summary for us is if it's not obvious, how much blood loss do they think there was? what has the patient been like in terms of blood pressure and pulse? that helps us guide how quickly
we need to move on them. >> talking about that golden hour and why so many troops overseas are being saved, why the casualty rates are low as, you know, the rate they are because of that golden hour and people get to be treated in that hour. that really took effect yesterday here because of the doctors on the scene. >> yeah, there's no question. in fact, all the patients ended up at brigham got there within an hour. some of that was serendipitous because the ambulances on standby. they probably would've set up one of those tents that is similar to a tent you see in a war zone to take care of patients right there on-site because it may have been too hard to get them to the hospital. that made a huge difference. but ultimately, you have some 400 surgeons at a hospital like this. you heard him explain, they had nine people around each of those gurneys. you see the obvious injury, but the concussive blast. they had to pay attention to a lot of different things.
they have 42 operating rooms, they cleared seven of them right away and got those patients up there. so that was, you know, all within the first couple of hours. >> also, what they're finding inside the patients is part of the investigation, ball bearings, bbs. >> yeah, and they confirmed that today. it can be very hard. i've seen the situation. you do have debris from the area, and sometimes it's difficult to parse out what exactly is this and where did it come? we ask that question very clearly today, a couple of different ways. and they said without a question, there was evidence of carpenter nails, they used the word carpenter nails and bb-like objects in those explosive devices. and they can come off at a faster velocity than bullets and that's why there's such concern. >> sanjay, appreciate your reporting. as i said, i visited with the patient at the medical center. he suffered leg wounds, his wife was also hurt. she is at another hospital. here's what he had to say. >> tell me what happened.
>> we were at the finish line, you know, just awaiting a friend and i was there with my wife and daughter and her friend and then some family members of the runner, you know. carmen, we were here to watch her finish and, you know, the day changes real quick. we're just out there having a good time and laughing and smiling and then all of a sudden, you know, goes -- it was just this explosion and very, very nearby. it was so close that you couldn't hear after the explosion. >> really. you couldn't actually hear anything? >> i see people's mouths moving and stuff, but i couldn't hear anything. >> how close were you to the first? >> i think we were probably about 10 feet away. >> wow. >> when we saw on the news today we saw where the explosion occurred, the noise was, i think scarier than the blast itself because it was so loud. i knew instantaneously that
something had -- something bad had happened. >> were you knocked to the ground? >> i wasn't knocked to the ground. i absolutely knew i was hit with something because the pain that shot through my leg was incredible. i just kept -- my wife was right with me and i was kind of hollering at her. and she said, she's right there. they were saying today the second explosion was 12 seconds later, but i'll tell you, it seemed like it was three seconds when you were living through it. you heard the second one and you wonder is there a third is there a fourth, is there a fifth? i instinctively didn't want to look down because i knew something was wrong. it was just a puddle of blood like, you know, the size of an oversized dinner plate and i took another step and another puddle of blood that size and another step, and i wasn't walking slowly, i was moving quickly, i knew -- >> you were bleeding a lot. >> it was -- it was coming out at a kind of scary rate.
>> where was your leg injured? >> i didn't find out until i hit the trauma room here downstairs. and it wasn't anything fun to look at. it was just -- it was just an open wound. just like a junk of the leg was not there. >> you have a friend who lost both of their legs? >> i do. from the time of the blast we didn't see. and unfortunately later, we learned that their injuries were worse. i had one of my friends, you know, lost both their legs below the knee. and it's just horrible. >> are you angry? >> of course. people died. people died. >> been hearing a lot of people around and a lot of people say they don't want to live in fear. they don't want to make this event change the way they live. they want to kind of move forward. >> oh, exactly. you can't let people take control of your life like that. you just can't.
>> thank you so much. appreciate it. glad you're okay. >> appreciate it. >> ron brossard who is hoping his wife can move to the hospital he is, she is in a different hospital but doing okay. and our thoughts are with him and her and their family and all the others who are suffering tonight. following on twitter right now @andersoncooper. let me know your thoughts on this tragedy. we do have breaking news from washington. a u.s. senator testing positive for the poison ricin.
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we have more breaking news tonight. a letter that tested positive for the deadly poison ricin was intercepted at the mail facility in washington. said the letter did test positive for ricin addressed to roger wicker of mississippi. he now has a protective detail assigned to him. dana bash joins me now live with the latest. you confirmed this story from
mike brooks. the initial testing was positive. further testing is going on now. what's the latest you've heard? >> well, anderson, we can now report from the sergeant in arms that the envelope did test positive today at the actual lab. so they feel confident that at this point it is a positive test for ricin, they had the initial test, as you pointed out, in the field office, which are historically not that reliable. but this was done in the actual lab. the other thing we can report is the exterior markings on the envelope sent to senator wicker were not outwardly suspicious, but it was postmarked from memphis, tennessee, which is not home from his home state of mississippi. the other thing we can report is it had no return address and at this hour, we reported earlier one senator thought maybe there was a suspect in custody. we can report it is an ongoing case that is not true. the other thing that we can tell you is that senate officials are taking precautions. they've closed the postal facilities and i believe we have a picture of one that -- there
you see it. the one where this particular letter was sent. they closed them for two or three days while the testing goes on while law enforcement continues to investigate. so this is something that is very, very important to senators as you can imagine and they got a briefing just earlier tonight about everything that has gone on. >> we should also point out that mail at the capitol doesn't go directly to congressional offices anymore. >> it doesn't. the first stop now is at offsite facilities like the one we just showed you. it doesn't come directly to the capitol complex. and there's a very specific reason for that, exactly what we are seeing tonight. the concern that people will send things that are toxic or poisonous, and that is because of what happened back in 2001. a couple of senate offices received letters that were laced with anthrax. senators say tonight they're happy this process changed all those years ago because in this case, the process worked. >> dana, appreciate the
reporting. thank you very much. joining me right now live is rudy giuliani. mr. mayor, i appreciate you being with us. i'm just wondering, you obviously had experience with a city that's come under attack. this is the kind of attack the big cities have been on the lookout for and really concerned about for years now. what do you make of where this investigation is? >> well, this is the kind of attack that i thought and i think many of us did thought was going to happen quite frequently after september 11th. i think we have to say we're fortunate for being able to stop so many of them. i think the government's done a good job of interrupting many of these attacks that could've taken place. this one is really horrible. horrible because of the death of a young child and the other fatalities that took place, the injuries. the reality that no matter how hard you try, no matter how good of a job you do, and i have no doubt that the boston police did a great job in policing the marathon. these people, whoever they are, can get through. and we don't know yet what this is. is it ideologically based?
is it some kind of an insane situation? there's no way of knowing right now exactly what it is. all we can do is speculate. >> in terms of, you know, fears. i talked to so many people, they said we don't want to live in fear. we don't want this to change the way we live. but at a public event, there's no way you can have 100% safety. >> no question about it. i've faced it many, many times as mayor of new york. we almost canceled the marathon in 2001 because it was shortly after september 11th. big debate about whether to go forward with it. we almost canceled the millennium celebration in 2000. i think they canceled the one in seattle as a result of terrorist threats. and while they're going on, you wonder, did you make the right decision? and you actually just say a little prayer. i remember getting up at the celebration in 2000 thinking, well, if anybody's here, i'm dead.
so these are threats we've lived with. but the reality is, and this is hard for people to absorb a day after an attack like this. this is not the way you're going to die. the reality is there are many, many more things that threaten us far more than terrorism. these are terrible when they happen. it's hardly any solace to someone who has lost a child, lost an arm. but the reality is, the threat of terrorism is sporadic and then the way they use it, they sort of spread that fear by frightening us so much. >> i also feel sort of a sense of defiance among people here that i think we've really learned from 9/11, a sense of kind of fighting back. and i think we saw that in the heroism of the first responders and also citizens who just rolled up their sleeves and ran toward the blast to help those in need. >> well, that was terrific. wasn't it, anderson?
i said that to the mayor tonight. it reminded me of the firefighters and police officers and citizens on september 11th. as soon as i got out of the building, we were trapped and the first thing i looked for was how were they acting? how were they reacting? and the way they were reacting was very brave, very calm, helping each other. firefighters, police officers going in, trying to take people out. and when you look at that film footage, you see those firefighters and police officers jumping over, jumping over the fence it looks like and then some of the runners heading right for the flames. and boy, that gives you a sense that these people in boston are pretty darn tough, just like the people in new york and just like the people all over america. >> yeah, i talked to a man, we just played part of the interview, and he said the first people who got to him were actually runners and the first thing they did was lift off their shirts, ma. mayor, giuliani, i appreciate
you being with us tonight. >> really good coverage, anderson, it's really terrific. >> thank you. i appreciate it. it's a privilege to be here in this city at this time. we're going to talk to some of the people just like the ones you've been talking about who ran into danger to save lives. we'll be right back. the kyocera torque lets you hear and be heard
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is that blood on the sleeve? >> my pants, my clothes. >> show me that flag. >> the flag, that was a flag i was holding the whole time and this is how the flag ended up carrying the blood of the victims. >> he helped save lives yesterday. he came to the marathon to honor his two sons, one of whom died in iran, the other whom committed suicide. he was not alone. in fact, he's here tonight joining us live with dr. natalie stavos who was about to cross the finish line running with her father when the bombs went off. i appreciate both of you being with us. carlos, your family has been through such tragedy. explain what happened yesterday.
you had people running here in honor of your sons when the blast went off. what did you do? >> i was -- the first blast and on the street, and the first reaction when the first bomb went off was to run into all the crowd, trying to help see what we can do at the time. >> are you trained to do that? a lot of people's reaction would be to run away. >> i'm a member of the red cross, the massachusetts based group. i'm sort of trained in some way to disasters, you know. >> and when you ran into the crowd, what did you see? >> well, the first thing i saw was a lot of dangers. people who lost limbs and broken legs and we started to clear the area, the fence in particular. and then, i kneed on the ground
to help this young man who lost both of his limbs and tied up to stop the bleeding as quick as we can and get him out of there as soon as we can. because it takes time to get the seriously injured out. >> you were running with your father. >> i was. >> what happened when the bomb went off? >> the day started off so well. my dad and i were running together, enjoying the beautiful day. we actually came here pretty close. we were coming up on to boylston to the finish line. we heard the explosion, we didn't know they were explosions. we kind of all stopped. there was confusion amongst the crowd. there were police immediately running into the streets. the word bomb was kind of trickling through the crowd and they started barricading the streets. and i just said, i have to be
there. i have to help. and so i jumped one of the barricad barricades, started running up the street and turned on to boston and ran past quite a few people -- quite a few policemen who were trying to get me to stop. i finally ended up running into one who stopped me and i said i'm a pediatric physician, you have to let me help. you have to let me through. and they did. and then allowing me to proceed on to the scene. >> and weren't you exhausted? just ran a marathon. did you find you suddenly had new energy? >> you know, you do. i don't even -- i didn't even feel pain. i was hurting coming in the last mile of how can i finish this. and suddenly i didn't feel pain. i was surreal. i was going as fast as i could running down the final stretch trying to get there as fast as i could. >> you're a doctor, you're obviously trained to see blood, to see casualties and death. you see mass casualties. i talked to a lot of doctors who
said i'm stunned by what i saw. >> it was horrific. it was the worst thing i've ever seen. >> what did you do? >> before that. the first -- the first person i came upon was a young woman who was lying on the ground. she was -- i approached her, she was unconscious, her legs were badly injured. i actually immediately started cpr on her. and started cpr, people were stopping the bleeding. and are trying to stop the bleeding when we got her on the stretcher into an ambulance. and i don't know what happened to her. the second person that i saw -- so i kind of kept going down boylston and the second person that i saw was a woman who had a sharp object had impaled her
groin. and i took her shirt and basically packed her groin with the wound and tried to triage her quickly into an ambulance. the third person was a young man whose foot was severely mangled. i got someone to give me a belt, it goes on. it was unbelievable. >> one of the things that i do think is important to talk about and just get across is just that -- people use the word heroism a lot. but the heroism of both of you to run toward what with all rights you could have run away from. and to do whatever you could. you saw that all around you. you saw people trying to do what they could. >> people were. oh, my gosh. people were trying to do the best they could. and everyone was there. and everyone was helping. there were hundreds of people like us who were trying to do their best. we couldn't do much. you know, we have -- didn't have
much to work with. but we did what we could. and very thankful for everyone that was there. >> it's an honor and thank you so much. >> thank you so much. >> carlos, thank you so much. thank you. amazing. coming up, it restored your faith in man, you can see the darkness and horror of it and there was plenty of that yesterday, but there was also great acts of humanity and compassion and kindness. and we just heard two people who risked their lives and didn't have to do that but did. and we saw so many people like that. and we hope for the days ahead to tell you more of those people's stories because they really made a difference. remembering those who lost their lives in the tragedy. 8-year-old martin richard, bright energetic boy, big dreams for his future.
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welcome back. we are learning more tonight about the three people who lost their lives in the boston bombing. the chinese consulate in new york has confirmed that one chinese citizen was killed. she was a graduate student at boston university, but her name is not being released at the request of her family. we do know the name of 29-year-old krystle campbell of massachusetts. she never missed a marathon, always watching at the finish line, she loved to be there cheering people on. crystle's mother gave this statement about her daughter. >> she was -- anybody that loved her. she loved her dog. she used to -- she was all smiles.
i can't believe this has happened. such a hard worker at everything she did. it just doesn't make any sense. >> thank you. >> thank you. >> what kind of daughter was she, ma'am? >> she was the best. couldn't ask for a better daughter. >> tonight we also remember martin richard, just 8 years old, bright energetic boy from dorchester, massachusetts. gary tuchman has more on the little boy whose life was ended far too early. take a look. >> reporter: this is how martin richard will be remembered. the beaming 8-year-old boy holding a sign in a picture taken last year when he participated in a walk to promote peace in inner city boston. the sign declaring no more hurting people and the word "peace." this is also how he'll be remembered. as a brother and son, martin was attending the marathon with his entire family on monday the finish line in boston's back
bay. his father bill and older brother henry on the lower left were not hurt. but his mother denise and younger sister jane were seriously injured. his sister who was a dancer lost a leg and may lose part of the other leg. the father, releasing a written statement describing this real life nightmare. my dear son martin has died from injuries sustained in the attack on boston. my wife and daughter are both recovering from serious injuries. we thank our family and friends, those we know and those we have never met for their thoughts and prayers. i ask that you continue to pray for my family as we remember martin. we also ask for your patience and for privacy as we work to simultaneously grieve and recover. thank you. in front of the richard family house in the dorchester section of boston, friends and neighbors left flowers. we talked to the next door neighbor who saw bill richard when he came home monday night without his son, daughter and wife. >> he looked like he was in a state of shock. and i said, bill, he didn't
answer me, he walked very slowly into the house. so his friend came over and i said is everything okay. he said no. martin was the little boy that was killed. and i was speechless. and i didn't -- i think he probably said something about denise and the little girl, but i was really -- >> his wife and daughter. >> right. and i was in such a state of shock, i didn't hear what he said. i started to cry. and i said, if there's anything i can do, please just let him know i am here. >> this is also how martin will be remembered. a boston bruins fan, attending a hockey game at the bruins' home rink. and he'll also be remembered like this, a faithful boy who regularly attended church with his family and friendly and smart too as his school said in a statement. martin was a bright, energetic young boy with big dreams and high hopes for his future. we are heartbroken by this loss. martin's relatives took to twitter to write about the 8-year-old.
one cousin saying i love you, martin. you will be in my mind forever and ever. and martin will also be remembered this way from an aunt on twitter writing, martin, you were the sweetest, funniest boy. i'm going to miss you so much, but now you are an angel. >> still so unbelievable. gary tuchman joins me now. you were just at a candle light vigil for martin and the other victims. >> that's right, anderson. the vigil came to an end at the top of the hour. it was really amazing because it was word of mouth and there were probably between 1,000 and 1,200 people in this park only about five minutes away from martin's home. but the event was held to remember all three of the people who died and also notably everyone here paid tribute to the first responders who really did such a magnificent job. anderson? >> gary, appreciate that. joining me now is a friend of the richard family.
bill, i'm so sorry for your loss. what was martin like? >> wow. martin was a remarkable young man. just a kid really, 8 years old. a wonderful athlete, he loved the bruins. headmaster at the school i was talking to him before we came on-air and he wanted me to emphasize he was not only a great athlete, but great student, very compassionate, very caring. when there was another student struggling in their class, they turned to martin to help tutor them along. and just a very quiet kid but compassionate kid. a leader. >> we don't want to do anything to intrude on the family's privacy. but martin's mom and sister are also in the hospital? >> yeah, i'm sorry to say that denise, his mom, took a wound to the head with shrapnel. and she's been in surgery.
and his little sister jannie wonderful sweet girl also lost a limb, lost a leg. >> and she was just started doing dancing. >> yeah, she's an irish step dancer, loves it. one thing that was said, if anyone's going to bump back from this it's jannie, she's a tough kid, energetic. and i don't think her dancing days are over. >> yeah. well, i certainly hope not. i know you haven't talked to martin's dad. the family, i mean, they'll never be the same, obviously. >> we've always thought of them -- we've lived in the same neighborhood and i've had the pleasure of covering them for the local newspaper. and it's one of those families that anyone would want next door to them. >> the social life of that neighborhood almost revolves around them and their house. they're so inviting and welcoming. they've done so many things in our community to improve life there. and we've also thought of them as one unit. almost like a singular, the richards, they're always
together. anywhere they go, sports field, school or church, you see all five of them. and that's no longer the case. >> and we saw the community coming out for them tonight. no doubt be there for them. >> there's no question boston's going to rally, dorchester's going to rally in a big way for this family. but obviously we are still concerned about the health of both jane and denise. >> they're in our thoughts and prayers. >> thank you. >> appreciate it. >> thank you. just ahead, more on the hunt for the people or group responsible for this act of terror. some new developments today including these photographs that show before and after images of one of the explosion sites. local affiliate whdh has shared them with the fbi. do they contain any clues? the backpack, the bag that you see there circled on the left. is that germane to this investigation? ♪
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affiliate had that show what looks like some sort of a from today, which is something that was wrapped in black and was delivered by a bag. and that sort of was the first hint they think the guy was here, the perpetrators were on-site and they dropped something. all of this seems consistent. on the other hand, it's too hard to tell, at least, from the two different slides we saw if, in fact, it was something behind the spectators and that piece sort of blew up with it. but that's the kind of information they need. what we're hearing is they have photos of say, here, and photos of here, but they don't have is right in the middle. do they have a picture of a guy dropping something or several people dropping something. that's why they're asking the public for the information and
the media, as well. >> fran, last night we urged caution about authorities talking to a saudi national who was wounded in a blast. authorities are now saying that person had nothing to do with it. that he was in the wrong place at the wrong time. do you have any sense of what kind of leads they have tonight, where this investigation stands? >> you know, anderson. federal law enforcement officials have been saying that they're going to talk to a lot of people. we shouldn't put too much weight as we see that. there are pictures, frames, you know, before the blast, after the blast, but there'll be hundreds of frames in the middle. you know, investigators have emphasized the vast volume of material that they have to go through and on top of that, they've got to match that up to the forensics that are now down at the quantico bomb lab. they'll take the forensics and what they can learn from that, they'll have to match that to photographs and interviews and cell phone records and all of
that to try and piece together what is really a very complicated puzzle because of the size of two separate crime scenes. >> the details about the type of bombs, the pressure cookers filled with nails, ball bearings, bb-like objects. does it tell you anything about who could be behind it? it's a very common type of device, not a very sophisticated device. does that make it harder to identify a signature on the bomb? >> yes, it would make it harder, anderson. because you can go to any appliance store or, you know, major supermarket probably and buy pressure cookers or these type of a container, let's say, to put an explosive in. the way an explosive works is really something that's burning very quickly. black powder is an incendiary when it's contained and trapped, and in this case, the pressure cooker would contain it. it builds up pressure inside as the gas expands and eventually just blows out of it. so whether you get a pipe bomb
and have caps screwed on both ends or whether you buy, you know, an appliance, it's already ready to seal shut. it serves the same purpose and would act in the same manner. >> you know, juliette, last night, i kept saying let's not be speculating, i don't want to speculate. i turned on the news today and i'm not going to say who it was, but i've seen on other channels, a lot of people speculating, i hear people talking about al qaeda, the taliban. these devices, though we have seen them used overseas in afghanistan, we've seen them used in other countries. >> that's right. >> and they're available on the internet. >> this bomb that apparently -- that is in the magazine, the al qaeda magazine, people say oh, that might be a clue. you know what else is in that magazine? ak-47s, handguns. it's cheap weaponries. devices to kill people cheaply. that's all that is.
so that does not -- to that point on the press conference today. i've never seen a press conference like that. the fbi had two messages, one was, we need your help. and the second was, we're in no hurry. we've got time on our side. governor patrick said the same thing. people should not expect by thursday we'll be here with a guy in handcuffs. this is -- this could be similar to the atlanta olympic bombing. and i think what we heard today was sort of preparing the american public for the wait. this is not going to be an immediate -- >> we live in the world of 24-hour cable news. so we kind of think this is all happening. >> tomorrow this will be over -- >> the point is you were obviously very involved in the atlanta bomb investigation. it was seven years before eric rudolph was brought to justice. and this could take a long time. >> yes, it could. and everybody's exactly right as far as the expectation and
speed. and the amount of data that has to be analyzed, the forensic data, the phone calls, other information is just -- it's just a mess. and even with all the investigators at their disposal, it's very difficult, compounded by the fact we don't have a specific group saying we get it, we want you to know we did it. here's proof that we did it which would obviously accelerate the conclusion of the investigation. so this is extremely difficult material to go through. >> and not just a lot of domestic intelligence information from the last 24 hours to go through, but also intercepts from overseas, satellite intelligence, signals intelligence. you can't really track this stuff in realtime. fran, thanks for being with us again. tom fuentes, as well. we've been talking about it all hour. is a city shaken by what happened but also a city that's staying strong and standing tall. there are difficult days ahead, now doubt about it, but the
courage and resilience has been evidenced since the moment the bombs went off. today president obama repeated his promise to bring the killers to justice. >> the american people refuse to be terrorized. because what the world saw yesterday and the aftermath of the explosions were stories of heroism and kindness and generosity and love. >> i looked down and there was a person who was bleeding on the street. they were right off of the sidewalk just laying down and luckily this restaurant was helping them. and it was great to actually see people teaming up together to help the people that were in need. >> exhausted runners who kept running to the nearest hospital to give blood and those who stayed to tend to the wounded. the first responders who van into the chaos to save lives. >> all these guys jumping over fences trying to help out. people activated immediately. whether they were volunteers or
the boston police. >> the men and women who are still treating the wounded at some of the best hospitals in the world and the medical students who hurried to help saying when we heard, we all came in. >> i thought that i would be one of the first people there because i was 25 years old away, you know, from the finish line when the bombs went off and by the time i got there, there were so many first responders and volunteer physicians, it was -- i've never seen anything like that. >> the priests who opened their churches and administered to the hurt and the fearful and the good people of boston who opened their homes to the victims of this attack and those shaken by it. so if you want to know who we are, what america is, how we respond to evil, that's it. selflessly, compassionately, unafraid. >> this is a city that was bruised and bruised badly yesterday. but not a city that is broken. not by a long shot nor will it ever be. that does