Governor on ‘Face the Nation': No Idea of Terrorists’ Motivation

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Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick (Photo credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick (Photo credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

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WASHINGTON — The governor of Massachusetts says he has no idea what motivated the terrorists who exploded two bombs near the finish line of the Boston Marathon.

Speaking Sunday on CBS’ “Face the Nation,” Deval Patrick said it’s hard to imagine why someone would deliberately harm, quote “innocent men, women and children in the way that these two fellows did.”

Patrick also said law enforcers believe the immediate threat ended when the police killed one of the alleged terrorists and captured the other. The two men were brothers whose family had come to the U.S. from Russia.

Three people were killed and more than 180 injured when two bombs, apparently fashioned out of pressure cookers, exploded Monday about four hours into the race.

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