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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.

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Forget breaking news reports.

Both CNN and Fox were called out this afternoon by the FBI for broken news reports in claiming that a Boston bombing arrest had been made and authorities had a suspect in custody.

Those reports are false.

CNN News Team

CNN even went so far as to claim a "dark-skinned male" was spotted walking away from the scene in video footage, while Fox News "confirmed" that an arrest had been made.

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A suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings has been arrested, a law enforcement official briefed on the ongoing investigation said just moments ago.

There are conflicting reports as to whether this is true, however.

Boston Bombing Scene

The official was not authorized to divulge details of the investigation, but confirmed that the Boston Marathon bombing suspect was taken into custody.

Federal marshals reportedly made the arrest, then moved him to Boston courthouse, officials said, though other accounts suggest it has yet to occur.

In any case, the FBI is planning a 5:00 p.m. news conference.

The official spoke after media outlets reported that a suspect was identified from surveillance video taken at a Lord & Taylor store between the two bomb blasts.

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The FBI, Boston Police and Massachusetts State Police are working at a frenzied pace to track down who is responsible for Monday's Boston Marathon bombings.

The Internet is also doing its investigative thing.

Specifically, a 4Chan Think Tank purports to have isolated a possible suspect or suspects using images taken around the time of Monday's tragic blast.

Here's one of them:

Boston Bombing Suspect Photo?

While most, if not all Internet conspiracy theories such as the mystery man on the roof are unlikely to pan out, some users say this one may have legs.

Officially, there are no suspects in the attack that killed three and injured 170 people, many severely, so maybe even the armchair detectives can help.

NOTE: THG is not labeling anyone a suspect, or claiming any knowledge of the situation, just sharing a 4Chan board we thought might interest readers.

Follow the jump for all of the "evidence" on the board so far:

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Jon Stewart and The Daily Show returned Tuesday with a cathartic statement on the Boston tragedy - one Patton Oswalt would no doubt appreciate.

Stewart didn’t delve too deeply into the Boston Marathon bombings, but opened with a heartfelt tribute to a city often positioned as New York’s chief rival.

“I’m just going to say this to Boston: Thank you."

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It might not have been on the level of such actual Boston Marathon heroes as Carlos Arredondo and Joe Andruzzi.

But Yankee fans showed solidarity with their rivals yesterday by paying tribute to the victims of Monday's horrible attack in a moving manner:

They sang along to Neil Diamond's "Sweet Caroline" at the conclusion of the third inning, an act that takes place during every Boston Red Sox home game.

Watch the tribute now:

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Carlos Arredondo came to the Boston Marathon to honor his son who was killed in Iraq, but ended up being hailed as a hero for his actions Monday.

After the explosions, the mourning father channeled his grief into heroism when he tended to wounds that resembled the ones that claimed his boy’s life.

Carlos Arredondo Photo

Arredondo was waiting to greet the National Guard runners and a suicide support group, organizations that honor his two dead sons, ABC reports.

Lance Cpl. Alexander Arredondo died in Iraq in 2004. His other son, Brian, battled years of depression after his brother died and committed suicide in 2011.

The dual Boston Marathon bombings that followed shocked everyone, but Carlos Arredondo showed courage with his immediate response.

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Fox has pulled a Family Guy episode from the Internet for a very understandable reason:

It depicts its main character causing several deaths at the Boston Marathon.

Family Guy Family

At one point during the installment, Peter Griffin is asked by Bob Costas about his performance at the event. The cartoon then flashes to Peter running down runners wit his car.

Later on, Peter befriends a terrorist and accidentally blows up a bridge.

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A second victim in Monday's tragic Boston Marathon bombings has been identified: Krystle Campbell, a 29-year-old originally from Medford, Mass.

Krystle Campbell Photo

Her father, William A. Campbell Jr., told Yahoo News:

"My daughter was the most lovable girl. She helped everybody, and I'm just so shocked right now. We're just devastated. She was a wonderful, wonderful girl."

"Always willing to lend a hand."

Krystle Campbell was at the finish line with a friend, Karen Rand, to cheer on her boyfriend, who was running the race at the time the bombs went off.

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Who is the mystery man on the roof? That's what Twitter and Boston bombing conspiracy theorists want to know in the wake of yesterday's explosions.

  • Mystery Man on Roof
  • Mystery Man on the Roof

A photo credited to Suffolk University junior Dan Lampariello shows the instant of two Boston Marathon bombings that occurred near the finish line Monday.

The photo, and with it Mystery Man on Roof, went viral.

Lampariello told ABC News Monday "I was about 200 feet from the finish line ... right in front of the Mandarin Hotel. My aunt was running in the marathon."

"We were out there to cheer her on. We thought maybe it was fireworks at first, but when we saw the second explosion we knew something was wrong."

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