Video May Show Suspect in Boston

FBI says no arrests have been made

By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff

Posted Apr 17, 2013 12:38 PM CDT | Updated Apr 17, 2013 2:11 PM CDT

(Newser) – Authorities have spotted a possible suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing, sources tell CNN. The breakthrough comes based on analysis of security camera footage from a Lord & Taylor store near the site of the second explosion. Other outlets echoed the news, and some, including AP, initially reported that a suspect was in custody. The FBI, however, released a statement insisting that "contrary to widespread reporting" no arrest has been made. It urged the media to check its information more thoroughly. CNN also reported that an arrest had been made, but the network later backtracked.

"The video showed clearly at the site of the second explosion an individual showing up and placing a black bag," John King said on CNN. One of the network's sources say authorities haven't identified the man in the video. In another development, authorities have recovered a piece of circuit board that they believe was part of one of the devices. They also found the lid of a pressure cooker that may have been part of a device, apparently blasted all the way to a nearby roof. More should become clear about the progress on the case at a federal news conference later today.

Investigators comb through the post finish line area of the Boston Marathon at Boylston Street, two days after two bombs exploded just before the finish line, Wednesday, April 17, 2013, in Boston.
Investigators comb through the post finish line area of the Boston Marathon at Boylston Street, two days after two bombs exploded just before the finish line, Wednesday, April 17, 2013, in Boston.   (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
Boston Police officers converse in the downtown area near Copley Square, April 16, 2013, one day after a pair of bombs exploded at the finish line of the Boston Marathon.
Boston Police officers converse in the downtown area near Copley Square, April 16, 2013, one day after a pair of bombs exploded at the finish line of the Boston Marathon.   (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
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