2 Suspects Spotted in Boston Videos: Report
'Handful' sought for questioning
By Matt Cantor, Newser User
Posted Apr 18, 2013 3:16 AM CDT
Updated Apr 18, 2013 5:21 AM CDT
Mourners pray during a candlelight vigil in the aftermath of Monday's Boston Marathon explosions Wednesday, April 17, 2013, at City Hall in Cambridge, Mass.   (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

(Newser) – Surveillance footage is providing new information about the Boston marathon bombings, with insiders telling the Los Angeles Times that authorities have spotted two suspects. Word of a man carrying a black backpack emerged yesterday; now, a federal official says "two men with two backpacks" appear in video or other images. The backpacks, as well as the men's behavior and reactions to the explosions, attracted authorities' attention, though they don't yet know who the men are.

Other outlets offer slightly different stories: The Boston Globe focuses on a single suspect who appears in still images, either from surveillance footage or a camera phone. An official says authorities are "very close" to a breakthrough. The New York Times reports that a "handful" of people are wanted for questioning because of their actions or location in the footage. "We’re looking to talk to more than one guy. It’s still very squishy but there are a lot of interesting people," says an official. Meanwhile, President Obama is set to speak to the community at a Boston church this morning.

More From Newser
My Take on This Story
To report an error on this story,
notify our editors.
2 Suspects Spotted in Boston Video: Report is...
Show results without voting
You Might Like
Showing 3 of 27 comments
Apr 18, 2013 11:40 AM CDT
What's amazing to me is that Robert Redford and Susan Sarandon are soon coming out with a movie about the Weather Underground who committed terror acts like this back in the 70's through the 80's. I hope all intelligent people boycott this film. We don't need to idolize scum that have now worked their way into some of our top Universities.
Apr 18, 2013 11:16 AM CDT
We must find the man responsible. And set fire to him And throw his fanny in prison forever, plus five years.
Apr 18, 2013 11:14 AM CDT
I wonder if the subject is in these photos: http://imgur.com/a/sUrnA