Bomb Suspect Images in the Hands of PoliceBy: Sean Patterson - April 18, 2013
Yesterday, confusion hit the media as conflicting reports seemed to indicate that authorities may have arrested a suspect in connection with the Boston Marathon bombings. Those reports were later denied by Boston police, but today it has been confirmed that images of two suspects have been obtained.
According to a Boston Globe report, the images come from surveillance camera footage taken on Boylston street, where the bombings occurred. The images reportedly show two men, each at one of the two bombing locations.
The Globe is reporting that officials are planning on releasing the images of the suspects in order to obtain the public’s help in finding them. The FBI had scheduled a press conference for 5 pm EDT on Wednesday but later delayed, and then cancelled, the event.
Reporters yesterday filled the street around the federal court house in Boston, waiting for news of an arrest. Instead, the court house was evacuated due to a bomb scare.
Boston police today secured the Cathedral of the Holy Cross, where President Obama attended and spoke at an inter-faith memorial service.
““I’m here today on behalf of the American people with a simple message,” said Obama. “Every one of us has been touched by this attack on your beloved city. Every one of us stands with you.”
(Image courtesy Boston Police Department)