FBI Sifts Through Thousands of Boston Tips
Picture of bomb suspect—or suspects— slowly emerging
By Rob Quinn, Newser Staff
Posted Apr 17, 2013 4:52 AM CDT
This photo released by the FBI shows the remains of a pressure cooker believed to have been used in one of the bombs.   (AP Photo/FBI)

(Newser) – The FBI has urged the public to help as its hunt for the perpetrator of the Boston Marathon bombing enters a third day. An appeal for information has already yielded more than 2,000 tips and the FBI—which has released photos and details of the bombs that killed three and injured more than 170—has appealed for photos, videos, or any other information that could help them as they build a clearer picture of their target, the AP reports. Officials say nobody is in custody and it's not clear whether a group or individual is responsible.

"The person who did this is someone’s friend, neighbor, or relative,” says the FBI's special agent in charge in Boston, describing the range of suspects and motives as wide open. “Someone knows who did this." More than a thousand investigators are analyzing photos and videos and speaking to witnesses, the Boston Herald reports. The picture beginning to emerge from the investigation is that of a suspect or suspects carrying black nylon bags or backpacks, according to Reuters.

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Stainlesssteve
Apr 17, 2013 7:40 AM CDT
I say bring back the death penalty, make it swift, not 20 years of appeals. Then you will see crime slow way down. These people don't have a soul anyway, so who will miss them. Get rid of these vermin now or we will never,ever have peace. Someone who can do this to totally innocent people don't deserve to live.They live to kill. Imagine someone just living to kill like that movie theater gunman and all the others that live to kill...
MoreThanHalfaBrain
Apr 17, 2013 6:55 AM CDT
I wonder if the FBI has looked at these guys? Could someone have made a mistake and now they are trying to play it off? http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3008558/posts?page=52
ApolitickalExtremist
Apr 17, 2013 6:08 AM CDT
What does homeland security actually do? Do they just find ways to take our rights after major disasters?