A Saudi national in the country on a student visa was identified as a person of interest in the early stages of the investigation. Fox News' Catherine Herridge now reports that the man is cooperating fully and consented to a search of his apartment in Revere, Mass. She said that right now, authorities see his cooperation as an indication that he is not of significant value to the investigation of yesterday's terror attack on the Boston Marathon.
Below is Reuters' transcript of President Obama's remarks from the White House this morning on the terror attack in Boston:
President Obama spoke from the White House just moments ago on yesterday's terror attack on the Boston Marathon. He said investigators still do not know who carried out the bombings or what the motive was for the "cowardly and heinous act."
Boston Herald reporter Chris Cassidy, an avid runner, was almost done with the Boston Marathon when yesterday's bombs went off. Luckily for him, he was between where the first and second blasts occurred. He described the chaotic scene to Bill Hemmer this morning, saying for the first few seconds he thought there was some sort of "military salute" going on. He said he heard the first explosion go off behind him, so he kept running away from it toward the finish line.
Boston Marathon runner Mike Russell crossed the finish line about five minutes before the first explosion rocked the area on Monday afternoon.