The FBI has released images of two suspects in the Boston Marathon
bombings and is asking for the public's help in identifying them.
"Today we are enlisting the public's help to identify the two suspects," said Richard DesLauriers, FBI special agent in charge in Boston at a packed press briefing this afternoon at the Sheraton Hotel in Boston. "Someone out there knows these individuals."
DesLauriers said one of the suspects, in a white cap, appeared to put down a backpack in front of the Forum restaurant, the site of the second explosion on Boylston Street. The twin explosions Monday killed three people and injured 170 people just yards from the Boston Marathon finish line.
The FBI released eight photos and a video of the suspects.
The two suspects "appear to be associated" and both men were seen walking through the marathon crowd on Boylston Street toward the finish line in the vicinity of the Gloucester Street intersection, DesLauriers said. At some later point, one of the suspects is seen walking west on Boylston Street, he said.
Officials believe the men to be "armed and extremely dangerous," said DesLauriers, adding that people should contact authorities if they have any information, no matter how small or unimportant it may seem.
"Do not take any action on your own," he said.
DesLauriers said the FBI had identified the two suspects after working around the clock investigating thousands of leads and tips.
"Identifying and locating those responsible is now of the highest priority," DesLauriers said. "This is our focus right now."
The FBI tip line is 1-800-CALL-FBI (800-225-5324) or tips can also be submitted at bostonmarathontips.fbi.gov.
(c)2013 the Boston Herald
Distributed by MCT Information Services
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