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Investigators look through the top of a building on Boylston Street, two days after two bombs exploded just before the Boston Marathon finish line, Wednesday, April 17, 2013, in Boston. Authorities investigating the deadly bombings have recovered a piece of circuit board that they believe was part of one of the explosive devices, and also found the lid of a pressure cooker that apparently was catapulted onto the roof of a nearby building, an official said Wednesday. AP PHOTO/JULIO CORTEZ

BOSTON, Massachusetts—A suspected component of a bomb used in the deadly Boston marathon attack was found by accident on the roof of a city hotel, the owner told AFP on Wednesday.

The pressure cooker lid was found atop the Charlesmark Hotel, close to the marathon finish line where the bombs were placed, said owner Mark Hagopian.

Investigators have said they believe the bombs, which killed three and injured around 180, were packed in pressure cookers and the lid could provide valuable evidence in the hunt for the attackers.

“The guest who found it should not have been on the roof,” Hagopian said. “Normally the door is locked.”

The man, from Portland, Oregon, had already been told to leave the rooftop, six floors above street level, after police spotted him there on the morning of the marathon, Hagopian added.

“Police told us to clear it,” he said.

The guest, whose girlfriend was running in the race, returned, however. And just after the bombs exploded he found what he thought was the hub of a car wheel and handed it to police.

Debris from the bomb was spread over a wide area.

“I don’t know how he got on the roof, so the cooker lid was found by luck,” said the owner of the hotel, which is mainly used by runners during the marathon week.

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  • 33Sam

    The photos mainstream media does not want you to see of the Boston Murderthon:

    infowarsDOTcom/boston-bombing-culprits-found/

    Any news media that does not carry these photos and asks questions as to why there were photos taken of Navy Seal dressed men carrying backpacks one minute and then seen without the backpacks that look exactly like the exploded backpack shown by Fox news, is nothing more than a goon-puppet for the people responsible for these murders. This is one murderthon the U.S. government has been caught having a hand in.

    Mainstream media and Boston authorities are purposely “looking the other way” on this. Proof that media is lying for the lying government.

    Here, Infowars reporter Dan Bidondi asks Boston Governor Patrick, FBI Agent DesLauriers, and the Boston police-force heads about why the marathon contestants were told over loud speakers, that a bomb drill was taking place on the race grounds at the same time the race was happening and not to worry, moments before the bombs went off. Bidondi’s questions were rudely ignored with deer-in-the-headlights stares from the Governor and his entourage:

    youtubeDOTcom/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=SqmtMA25kW4#!

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