Boston Bombing Suspects: Photos of Two Men Near Finish Line Circulated By Investigators

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Investigators probing the Boston Marathon bombings are circulating photos of two men spotted near the finish line in an attempt to ID the possible suspects.

Boston Marathon Explosion

One of the men was carrying a blue duffel bag. The other was wearing a black backpack in a photo taken at 10:53 a.m. In a second photo at 12:30 p.m., he was not.

At this time, there is no official named Boston Marathon bombing suspect, nor has there been an arrest, as erroneously reported Wednesday afternoon.

However, authorities are clearly in hot pursuit.

An inter-agency manhunt led by the FBI, Boston PD and Massachusetts State Police - and maybe even aided by Reddit and 4Chan - produced the photos.

“The attached photos are being circulated in an attempt to identify the individuals highlighted therein,” said an e-mail obtained by The New York Post.

“Feel free to pass this around to any of your fellow agents elsewhere.”

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.

It was not immediately clear if the men in the law-enforcement photos are the same men in the surveillance videos seen circulating on the Internet.

The developments in the case came as:

  • Leaked photos show that 6-liter pressure cookers were stuffed with metal projectiles and powered by a $3 battery typically used in toys.
  • The lid of one pressure-cooker bomb was blown off with such force that it landed on the roof of the Charlesmark Hotel over 100 feet away.
  • Investigators continue to sift through all clues and evidence, including items from the home of Carlos Arredondo, the activist-turned-hero.
  • Officials call on citizens to turn in any cellphone video or photos taken at the bomb sites, where thousands of people were close by Monday.

They could really just check this Subreddit for that.

UPDATE, 4:27 p.m.: The men shown in the image previously appearing in this post have apparently been ruled out as suspects, We have removed the image.

UPDATE, 5:52 p.m.: The FBI released photos of the suspects moments ago and asked for the public's help in identifying them. Here is a photo:

Boston Bombing Suspects Photo
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first glance at the pic i thought it was Shia LaBeouf

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If those whose picture appear are innocent they better show up and talk to the authorities.

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I think that the true suspects are those whom no one suspect at all.

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the FBI and all police involved are not exposing the picture of who may be a suspect so it doesn't give them time to run. this is a fake picture

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Save yourself a lawsuit, and update your site. http://www.nypost.com/p/news/n...

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this is horrendous! these men are innocent, they are a HS student, and his coach. You are committing a disservice to all of us by putting this out here. It puts these innocent young people in danger! Pics of every brown skinned man with a back pack , do not make you investigative reporters, they make you bottom feeding scum.

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@ elaine duchaineau

Wow, aren't you just a socially retarded tool Elaine? How much of a dildo are you? Should be slapped with a hairy nutsack belonging to a real coach, these turned out to definitely be the ones responsible and yet without hesitation you cry farce and foul play. Your own kids probably sit the bench and if you played any games or sport I imagine you were always picked last because ignorance like yours oozes like sweat and real coaches can see and smell the bullshit of it. Now go home, think of something real witty to say, write it down on a piece of paper and go wipe your ass with it cause whatever you put down will certainly be dogshit, people like you don't deserve to have access to inet or any way to spread you diseased thinking and inept judgement you rotten whore of a person

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THIS IS NOT THEM!!! The picture needs to be taken down. These 2 men went to police yesterday to clear thier names and are sickened that they are being made to look like terrorists! Take this article down!

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@ BostonStrong

You must feel like quite the idiot now that it's been confirmed for certain that these are indeed the 2 persons responsible for the attack, you are a stupid person who should never be allowed to breed much less breathe

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The people that admin this page are complete fucking idiots with no regards for who they might hurt with their bullshit stories. There has been absolutely nothing on the media mentioning this photo or those two men. Good job putting innocent people in danger just so you can get likes on a picture. I'd seriously hate to meet the shallow lowly people that post this shit without a second thought. Your part of the problem. Just as bad as the conspiracy theorists. If you have any heart at all you will take down this post instead of making a mockery of the tragedy that just took place you ASSHOLES.

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@ PissedOffChick

Ok pissedoffchick, your more like the pissedoffstupidbitch how much if an ASSHOLE do you feel like knowing these are now confirmed to be the ones responsible for the attack and subsequent murder of a police officer, ignorant cunts like you should be sterilized do your filth doesn't spread and further proliferate our already besotted country, may your hairy armpits forever chafe your taped back tits and your strap on wannabe balls

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Posts like this that are not further validated lead to profiling and innocent peoples lives being ruined.

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Please remove this as this is not something to be shared with the public and is inaccurate. http://www.reddit.com/r/findbo...

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