Tags: fbi | marathon | bomb | suspects

Retired FBI Agent: Marathon Blast Suspects ‘Quite Sophisticated’

Saturday, 20 Apr 2013 10:13 AM

By Todd Beamon and David Patten

The Chechen brothers who pulled off the bombings at the Boston Marathon that killed three people and injured more than 170 others are “quite sophisticated,” retired FBI Special Agent Danny Defenbaugh told Newsmax on Friday.

“Here are individuals who got together and brought forward bomb accessories and blasting components and put these two devices together, Defenbaugh told Newsmax. “Their method of deployment was actually delivering them — and then laying them down and then leaving and still being able to have their own lives and successfully detonating these improvised explosive devices.”

The brothers — Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, who was arrested by investigators late on Friday, and Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, who died in an overnight shootout with police in suburban Boston — are suspected of causing the blasts near the finish line of the marathon.

The brothers came to the United States from Chechnya — and the younger Tsarnaev became a U.S. citizen on Sept. 11, 2012.

Defenbaugh, who oversaw the investigation of the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing, said it was too soon to speculate whether the brothers acted alone — “and that’s all it would be is speculation.”

But he praised the quick work of the FBI and other law-enforcement officials, saying that wsuch joint efforts in this post-9/11 world have successfully diffused other potential attacks.

Latest: Do You Support Background Checks on Gun Buyers? Vote in Urgent Poll

“If you see something unusual then you should say something — because maybe before 9/11, law enforcement might just put that into a file,” he told Newsmax. “Now, I guarantee you, they’re going to respond.

“You’ve got these joint terrorism task forces — and now all of law enforcement is playing in the same sandbox together, which allows everyone to know what they need to know.”


© 2015 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Charlie Hebdo Survivor: Glad Obama Didn't Come to Paris

Sunday, 25 Jan 2015 22:56 PM

Laurent Leger, a Charlie Hebdo staff member who survived the attack that killed several of his co-workers earlier this m . . .

Will Ron Paul's Views Hurt Rand Paul's Presidential Ambitions?

Sunday, 25 Jan 2015 22:25 PM

Former Texas Rep. Ron Paul, who has run for president three times as a Libertarian and as a Republican, was never more t . . .

WH Chief of Staff Accidentally Reveals American ISIS Hostage's First Name

Sunday, 25 Jan 2015 21:07 PM

White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough accidentally revealed the first name of an American woman being held by the I . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved