The FBI has released surveillance video and still photos showing two persons who are suspected in the Boston Marathan terrorist bombing. The FBI is seeking the public’s help in identifying them.
Here’s the video. The supsects are in the white hat and blue hat…with backpacks.
VIDEO OF FBI PRESS CONFERENCE ON PHOTOS/VIDEO RELEASES
The FBI on Thursday released photos and video of two men it called suspects in the deadly bombings at the Boston Marathon and pleaded for public help in identifying them.
FBI releases photos, video of suspects
The two men were photographed walking single file down Boylston Street near the finish line of Monday’s marathon before the explosions that killed three people and wounded about 180. The man identified as “Suspect 2” was seen setting down a backpack at the site of the second explosion “within minutes” of the blast, said Special Agent Rick DesLauriers, the head of the FBI’s Boston office.
“Somebody out there knows these individuals as friends, neighbors, co-workers or family members of the suspects,” DesLauriers said. “And though it may be difficult, the nation is counting on those with information to come forward and provide it to us.”
But he cautioned that the men should be considered armed and “extremely dangerous.”
“No one should approach them. No one should attempt to apprehend them except law enforcement,” he said. Anyone with information should call the bureau’s toll-free number, 800-CALL-FBI (800-225-5324), he added.
In particular, DesLauriers asked for help from anyone standing in front of the Forum restaurant, where the second bombing happened.
Suspect 1 was seen wearing a light-colored, collarless shirt underneath a dark-colored jacket and wearing a dark baseball cap.
A man in dressed in similar fashion to Suspect 2 — in a light-colored hooded sweatshirt, a black jacket and a white baseball cap turned backward — had been identified as a possible suspect in the attack on Wednesday by two sources with knowledge of the investigation. A law enforcement official who was being briefed on the investigation regularly said images showing two men near the marathon finish line were being circulated to state and federal law enforcement agencies Wednesday evening.
But at a congressional hearing earlier Thursday, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano urged caution and pledged the investigation was “proceeding apace.”
“There is some video that has raised the question of those that the FBI would like to speak with,” she said. “I wouldn’t characterize them as suspects under the technical term.”
To provide tips, the FBI says this:
To Provide Tips in the Investigation
If you have visual images, video, and/or details regarding the explosions along the Boston Marathon route and elsewhere, submit them on https://bostonmarathontips.fbi.gov/. No piece of information or detail is too small.
You can also call 1-800-CALL-FBI (1-800-225-5324), prompt #3, with information.
All media inquiries should be directed to the FBI’s National Press Office at (202) 324-3691.
– Boston FBI
– Boston Police Department
Joe Gandelman is a former fulltime journalist who freelanced in India, Spain, Bangladesh and Cypress writing for publications such as the Christian Science Monitor and Newsweek. He also did radio reports from Madrid for NPR’s All Things Considered. He has worked on two U.S. newspapers and quit the news biz in 1990 to go into entertainment. He also has written for The Week and several online publications, did a column for Cagle Cartoons Syndicate and has appeared on CNN.