PHOTOS: Explosions Rock Boston Marathon
(NEWSER) – As investigators follow up on leads in theBoston Marathon bombing, the Boston Herald talks to security experts who say the attack may have been nearly impossible to prevent. That's because the use of an IED is "hard to stop ... in a free and open society," one expert explains. The device is easily hidden in a backpack, and since there were so many people at the event, it would have been impossible to check all bags. A retired FBI bomb technician echoes that sentiment, and adds that, "It would take some coordination, some know-how, and some intelligence," but "a one-man operation could easily do something like this."
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