Video May Show Suspect in Boston
FBI says no arrests have been made
By Kevin Spak, Newser User
Posted Apr 17, 2013 12:38 PM CDT
Updated Apr 17, 2013 2:11 PM CDT
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)

(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.

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NYUFan
Apr 17, 2013 9:37 PM CDT
Law enforcement should have already shut down the tobacco pushers, whose lethal tobacco drug kills nearly 1,400 American addicts and another 180 innocent people (who were exposed to ambient tobacco smoke) EVERY DAY!
1freeusa
Apr 17, 2013 6:40 PM CDT
how convenient , who can dispute when they are dead..case closed...now they can interrorgate the real suspect(s) they have in custody with little or no interruption. I do believe Obama will be thorough in finding the source, and deal with them differently from the "boarding them on a jet and sending them home to saudi arabia" that a different president did.
Libris_Fidelis
Apr 17, 2013 5:34 PM CDT
You obviously are not aware of the way it was... it was called investigative reporting and much valuable information was provided... the Pentagon Papers, the disclosure that our government is prohibited from controlling the National Security Agency (Los Angeles Herald Examiner 1982) and so forth. The news ended in the late 1990s and one news agency published a news release when they were attacked by Congress, saying before they went out-of-business "We apologize for telling the truth and promise to never tell the truth ever again." And then they went out of business.