Despite some false reports yesterday, apparently no arrests have been made. The Saudi student mentioned in a post recently is reportedly being deported on national security grounds. Meanwhile the authorities are looking for these two men in connection with the bombings.
Investigators probing the deadly Boston Marathon bombings are circulating photos of two men spotted chatting near the packed finish line, The Post has learned.
In the photos being distributed by law-enforcement officials among themselves, one of the men is carrying a blue duffel bag. The other is wearing a black backpack in the first photo, taken at 10:53 a.m., but it is not visible in the second, taken at 12:30 p.m.
“The attached photos are being circulated in an attempt to identify the individuals highlighted therein,” said an e-mail obtained by The Post. “Feel free to pass this around to any of your fellow agents elsewhere.”
Meanwhile, officials have identified two potential suspects who were captured on surveillance videos taken shortly before the deadly blasts, law-enforcement sources told The Post yesterday.
Authorities know the names of the two men, but do not have enough evidence to make an arrest for Monday’s attack, which killed three and wounded 176, the sources said.
It was not immediately clear if the men in the law-enforcement photos are the same men in the surveillance videos.
So everything is still preliminary but considering the ubiquitous photo-and-video everything culture we have today and their choice of a public event, it seems as if there is plenty of material to work with.
The FBI cancelled two planned statements yesterday so the sense that the investigation is volatile in one way or another. Either they are moving closer or falling back.