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Navy Sends Bomb Unit To Boston

Aftermath of blasts at Boston Marathon finish line.
Aaron Tang
Aftermath of blasts at Boston Marathon finish line.

The Navy has sent at least one of its three-person bomb disposal units to Boston to help authorities there investigate the explosions at the Boston Marathon finish line.

The Associated Press reports a three-member explosive ordnance disposal team based at Naval Station Newport in Rhode Island arrived Monday evening in Boston:

Authorities are investigating the bombings and also are checking other bags and packages that may have been left unattended as terrified crowds races away from the chaos Monday.

The blasts killed at least three people and wounded more than one hundred, according to the latest wire reports.


Meanwhile, the Massachusetts National Guard is calling upon the more than 460 Soldiers and Airmen who provided security along the marathon route to forward photos of the Guard’s response to the bombings:

Photos from your phones and personal cameras are critical to providing information to the Guard and the Commonwealth. Photos can be submitted by private message to this page or to the MANG Public Affairs Office at Please include the names, ranks and unit assignment of the people in the photos and the photographer.