Questions abound following the twin bombing at the finish line of the famed Boston marathon Monday and the local running community in Fredericksburg is shocked.
Nate Brooks with VA Runner in Central Park says they are saddened and in dismay with what has happened. He says these events are meant to be fun and most of the runners, families and spectators come to them to relax, be stress free and enjoy. He says it is not an event where people feel like they need to watch their back and worry that something dangerous will happen. He is hopeful that this will not deter people from taking up running or competing in running events in the future. The Marine Corps Historic Half is coming up in Fredericksburg next month. The Marine Corps Marathon comes to northern Virginia in October.
Former FBI Profiler from Spotsylvania, Clint VanZandt says this is a terrible tragedy. He says there are many unanswered questions and this looks like a terrorrism event. The investigators will have to find a motive and who is responsible. VanZandt says they will have to figure out if this was a lone wolf, like in some past events or an organized group.