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Former Secret Service Agent Gives Insight On Boston Bombing

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(AP Photo/Elise Amendola). An unidentified Boston Marathon runner is comforted as she cries in the aftermath of two blasts which exploded near the finish line of the Boston Marathon in Boston, Monday, April 15, 2013. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola). An unidentified Boston Marathon runner is comforted as she cries in the aftermath of two blasts which exploded near the finish line of the Boston Marathon in Boston, Monday, April 15, 2013.

A full day after the initial explosion, law enforcement agencies from every level are still on scene investigating the bombing in Boston.

"It's terrorism, plain and simple," said former U.S. Secret Service agent, Bill Albracht. "It takes you where you feel safe, and makes you not feel safe anymore."

But in this instance, terror comes in the form of shrapnel-studded bombs set off along a 26-mile marathon course. Police are still searching the race route for any clues that may lead to some solid answers.

"They're calling in for all the videos, they're out there canvassing shoulder to shoulder with dogs and with human beings," Albracht said of the efforts in Boston.

"They're picking up every scrap that they can to put this thing together."

Albracht says local law enforcement did all it could to secure the route beforehand. An act of terrorism like the Boston Marathon bombing cannot easily be avoided.

"To check everything, every receptacle, every possible place that you could place a bomb -- there isn't enough manpower."

Albracht foresees the investigation wrapping up within a few days. The last thing investigators want is for an act of terror to go unsolved.

"Because every day, every hour that this disrupted, is a day that the terrorists have won."