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GBI agent says bomb photos contain many clues

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A former GBI agent says the first photos of the explosive device at the Boston Marathon obtained by the FOX 5 I-Team say a lot.

Charles Stone was with the GBI for 25 years. He was the assistant special agent in charge in the bombing of Centennial Olympic Park in 1996. He says investigators will be able to do chemical traces on the metal shown in the photographs and determine exactly what type of explosive was used.

"You can tell that it was a low order explosive by the way the metal is deformed," Stone said. "A low order explosive is gunpowder, flash powder, smokeless powder."
 
Stone says the photo of the black bag will be extremely helpful.
 
"With this much of the bag left, the forensic lab will be able to go in and in all probability tell you who made the bag, where it was made, where it was distributed," Stone said.

Stone said that investigators will search through hundreds of thousands of photos and videos looking for people carrying that type of bag.

Stone says he's confident there's enough evidence that will eventually lead investigators to the people responsible.

"I think the American public needs to be patient, bear with what they are doing and realize that it is going to take some time," Stone said.

The blast killed three people and injured more than 170 more.

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