Nebraskans are closely watching events in Boston unfold as one suspected Boston Marathon bomber is dead and the massive search for the other continues. Gil Torrez is a former FBI negotiator and domestic terrorism expert and says there is always concern during ongoing investigations to release video footage or photographs of suspects. He says, “The fact they put that out there was a strategic risk but obviously it paid off.”
Torrez believes the suspects ages indicate they are “homegrown” terrorists and not internationally trained. He also believes the suspects developed a grudge against the U-S independently of what other events are happening in the world. The two suspects are Chechnya and militants from there have conducted attacks and other acts in Russia but never in the United States.