An Air Force captain that was seriously injured in the April 15 explosions near the finish line of the Boston Marathon was released from the hospital Thursday.
Capt. Adam K. Davis was one of the bystanders at the event when two homemade bombs exploded, spraying the crowd with ball bearings, nails and other shrapnel, according to an Air Force press release.
Davis was first listed in serious condition, but was released after three days from Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Boston, according to a hospital spokesman Friday.
Commissioned in 2003, Davis is the deputy IPT lead systems engineer with the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center at Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass., according to the release. Before being assigned to Hanscom in 2011, he served at Joint Base San Antonio - Lackland and the Space and Missile Systems Center in Los Angeles.
The twin blasts killed three people and injured 180 bystanders. On Friday, federal and local law enforcement, aided by U.S. military helicopters and personnel, converged on several neighborhoods of Boston as part of a massive manhunt for one of the two bombing suspects.
One of the two suspects was shot and killed by police overnight after the two allegedly killed an MIT police officer, injured a transit officer in a firefight and threw explosive devices at police during their getaway attempt. The manhunt intensified Friday for the young man, who is described as a dangerous terrorist.
The day after the bombing, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said the deadly twin bombings amounted to "cruel act of terror" and vowed that those who are responsible will be brought to justice.
Hagel mentioned the Pentagon's connection to the race, with many in the defense community participating in the race and commended the quick work of the Massachusetts National Guard to assist after the explosions.
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