Just moments ago, the FBI released photos of two suspects in Monday’s Boston Marathon bombings and asked for the public’s help identifying them:
FBI Agent Richard DesLauriers said at a news conference that one these two suspects is believed to have planted the devices near the finish line of the race.
The FBI says both men are considered armed and extremely dangerous.
The explosions Monday killed three people and injured more than 180.
Moments after the FBI posted pictures of actual suspects – not the rumored Boston bombing suspects reported earlier today – the agency’s website crashed.
It’s unclear if either of these alleged suspects are the same individuals turned up by the Internet-led Reddit and 4Chan Think Tank suspect-finding boards.
The images were released hours after President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama attended a service at a Roman Catholic cathedral in Boston.
Amid the day of mourning was the frenzied, ongoing investigation.
The man Deslauriers called Suspect One at the press conference this afternoon is seen wearing a dark hat, while Suspect Two is wearing a white hat.
Deslaurier said Suspect Two is believed to have set a backpack down in front of the Forum restaurant along the marathon route near Copley Square.
Deslauriers said the two men appeared to be walking together along Boylston Street in the vicinity of the explosions, and are considered suspects.
“We know the public will play a critical role in identifying and locating these individuals. Somebody out there knows these individuals,” Deslauriers said.
If you know anything about the suspects, contact authorities. To contact the FBI with information, call 1-800-CALLFBI or go online at bostonmarathontips (dot) fbi (dot) gov.
UPDATE, 4/19: After a chaotic chase and firefight with authorities in Watertown, Mass., one suspect is dead and the other reportedly at large.