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Investigators 'have image of Boston suspect'

2013-04-17 23:22

Boston - Investigators have an image of a potential suspect in the deadly Boston Marathon bombing but do not know his name and have not questioned him, a law enforcement official said on Wednesday.

The official said investigators made the discovery while looking over photos and video of Monday's twin blasts, which killed three people and wounded more than 170.

The official was not authorised to discuss the case publicly and spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity.

Police and reporters converged on the federal courthouse in a jittery city amid reports of a breakthrough in the investigation and conflicting information on whether a suspect was in custody.

Several media outlets reported that a suspect had been identified from surveillance video taken at a Lord & Taylor department store between the sites of the two bomb blasts.

President Barack Obama called the attack on the world's most famous marathon an act of terrorism. Obama planned to attend an interfaith service on Thursday in the victims' honour in Boston.

A bomb threat forced the evacuation of the courthouse in midafternoon, the US marshals service said, but workers were allowed back into the courthouse a short time later.

A law enforcement official briefed on the investigation told The Associated Press earlier in the day that a suspect was in custody.

But the FBI and the US attorney's office in Boston said no arrests had been made.

Law enforcement agencies had pleaded for the public to come forward with photos, videos or any information that might help them solve the twin bombings near the race's finish line.

The bombs exploded 10 or more seconds apart just next to the race course, tearing off victims' limbs and spattering streets with blood. The blasts went off minutes after the four-hour mark of the race, a high-traffic time when thousands of runners pour toward the finish.

The bombs involved kitchen pressure cookers packed with explosives, nails and other lethal shrapnel. But the FBI said nobody had claimed responsibility.


Comments
  • Samuel Slyme - 2013-04-18 00:09

    According to unconfirmed reports, Osama was seen leaving a nearby restaurant shortly before the blast in the company Elvis.

  • johan.jacobs.5268 - 2013-04-18 02:39

    Now to I.D. this person. That will be daunting task at best. Then they must gather further info about this person. With video footage only, they don't stand a change in the Court of Law.

      Suleiman Henry - 2013-04-18 10:17

      Ever seen any of these cases go to court?

  • Annemarie White - 2013-04-18 05:29

    This is as dreadful as any other voilent act against ordinary people doing every day things. Callous remarks only prove how shallow we have become.

  • Arthur Mabentsela - 2013-04-18 06:17

    I wonder if they will find the ID of the person who did this 5 cm away from the where the bomb was. Like out of the millions and gazilion papers, one CIA agents finds an ID of a minority or foreigner from Iraq, Iran, North Korea or Russia, then he goes "yes! It it this guy! He did it"

      Stein Dewet - 2013-04-18 07:36

      I know about this. During 911, the FBI "found a passport of a hijacker" 2 blocks away from the disaster. No page were burned, no plastic cover were melted, no damage to a passport of a "hijacker" that was supposedly ON THE PLANE!! But more than 3500 people died instantly. That must be some serious passport. 4 planes crashed, NO blackbox info could ever be recovered? BS!!! The American government have shares in all major weapons factories, oil, you name it. Create a war to steal other countries' oil, sell weapons, and keep the American people living in fear.That's where the Illuminati and Free Masons take over and rule the world.

      Stein Dewet - 2013-04-18 07:36

      I know about this. During 911, the FBI "found a passport of a hijacker" 2 blocks away from the disaster. No page were burned, no plastic cover were melted, no damage to a passport of a "hijacker" that was supposedly ON THE PLANE!! But more than 3500 people died instantly. That must be some serious passport. 4 planes crashed, NO blackbox info could ever be recovered? BS!!! The American government have shares in all major weapons factories, oil, you name it. Create a war to steal other countries' oil, sell weapons, and keep the American people living in fear.That's where the Illuminati and Free Masons take over and rule the world.

      Greg Quinn - 2013-04-18 08:22

      Well said Stein, it is the bankers behind all this.

      Greg Quinn - 2013-04-18 08:22

      Well said Stein, it is the bankers behind all this.

      Gary Landman - 2013-04-18 16:09

      You people need to get a job!

      nicole.paulsen.31 - 2013-04-18 20:43

      Agreed Gary! Too many conspiracy theories here! These new day documentaries/movies are getting to peoples heads a little too much! I'll give the benefit of the doubt here and stick with a sick twisted individual behind the bombings!

  • Kevan Foxcroft - 2013-04-18 07:43

    I recal seeing that on 9/11 they found one of the highjackers passports, which not only survived the crash, the flames and the rubble, only to be found on the ground in pretty good condition. Be prepared for more suspcious evidence.. These clowns forget a few things least of all, that hundreds of people where there, hundreds of recordings where made. Be prepared for another sham.

  • Dane Herbst - 2013-04-18 08:00

    with all this going on america aint paying attention to what is happening in congress, at this moment they are trying to pass a bill which will make everything you buy on the internet more expensive due to a tax mandate which they claim is about "fairness" often these events occur and then bam the US government has done something you dont know only to find out later, most of the time its to forward their own agenda, anyone know when the NDAA was passed?? new years eve of 2011, 12:00, mid nyt, while no one was looking, sneaky obama, what a criminal you are

      Greg Quinn - 2013-04-18 08:24

      They always create a significant event when they want some bill to be passed through that would otherwise be making the news.

      Greg Quinn - 2013-04-18 08:24

      They always create a significant event when they want some bill to be passed through that would otherwise be making the news.

      NonPopularNewsreel - 2013-04-18 10:46

      People consume the story lines from the main line press without forming their own hypothesis. Actually the news is the tip of the iceberg. When the media says something is important; watch your back; because the hidden consequence are not always directly related to the incident. The incident is often a diversionary tactic to hide something else of consequence. Like Dane said, beware of Internet 2.0... It will control what you say and what you may see; and you will be asked to pay for the "privilege".

      Dane Herbst - 2013-04-18 11:36

      It actually also coincided with the fact that they voted on the gun reform today, and obama lost

  • Jaco Peyper - 2013-04-18 08:29

    It is Nicholas Brody

  • Jaco Peyper - 2013-04-18 08:38

    Find Carrie, and you will find Nicholas Brody under her

  • Lwazi Sithole - 2013-04-18 08:45

    yeah well.. if you can find bomb making info so easily on the net, I'm surprised there is'nt an explosion somewhere on this forsaken planet every few hours

      Booger Blaster - 2013-04-18 09:21

      there is

      Suleiman Henry - 2013-04-18 09:38

      Am suprised at this comment. On the same day as the Boston bombing the U.S and their allies executed atleast 4 bombings on civilians.

  • Alan Yates - 2013-04-18 08:57

    The culprit? My guess : one seriously sick and twisted loner.

  • Bruce Leeroy - 2013-04-18 09:02

    @ANNEMARIE WHITE - Shallow they may be/ have become, but let us not forget "This is as dreadful as any other violent act against ordinary people " the same as what the Israeli and US Forces are doing (murdered, taunted,oppresed, homes being demolished, etc.) to the Palestinians, Afghans, Iraqi, Syrians and and and ON A DAILY BASIS...

  • Lance Robile - 2013-04-18 09:27

    Even if they identified him they wont arrest him immediately, they will stalk him for a day or two to find out who he's accomplices are.

  • logan.naidoo - 2013-04-18 09:44

    If the culprit is not found, I'm not watching CSI again........No disrespect to those affected by this tragedy.

  • sxp - 2013-04-18 11:20

    Time to go to the safe cave and take many love goats with.

      Fidel Reloaded - 2013-04-18 16:03

      Pure decadence!

  • Johan Harlaar - 2013-04-18 15:55

    There isn't one really intelligent comment on this article, just bar counter rambling. Sorry people you must be tired after a hard day at the office.

  • An observer - 2013-04-18 18:48

    Create the problem. Create the solution. That is the modus operandi. How will they get away with this, this time is anybody's guess, but it will be interesting.

  • Shaheen Khan - 2013-04-18 22:07

    YourAnonNews: Question to #FBI. What are private military forces doing at #Boston marathon?! http://t.co/hT87yO6xWr via @57UN check this out ppl

  • Trudy Currie - 2013-04-19 10:22

    Whenever the US government calls something an 'act of terrorism' it is more than likely another of their own concocted plans to instill fear in their people again. It's just a means to an end. Sigh. Can't people just be crazy? I miss the reports of nutjobs who axed/blew up/ate people because they were insane/the Apocalypse was coming/they liked the taste and not because of their political affiliation. A simpler time, perhaps. Sigh.

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