For the first time since the terrorist attacks at the end of the Boston Marathon, federal authorities have solid suspects they have zoomed in on.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation have released photos of the two men they believe were responsible for the two bombings in central Boston that left three people dead, dozens maimed and scores of other spectators seriously injured.
“The only official photos that should be officially relied on are those you see before you today,” Richard Deslauriers, the special agent in charge of the F.B.I.’s Boston office, said at a press conference just after 5 P.M. Thursday.
Deslauriers emphasized repeatedly that they are only suspects and they have not been indicted for murder.
The FBI special agent went on to say that the images were “the only ones—I emphasize, the only ones” that should be used to identify the men who Deslauriers called Suspect One, in a black baseball cap with some sort of white logo, and Suspect Two, with a white cap on backward. He can be seen putting a bag down. The F.B.I. doesn’t yet have their names.
“We initially developed a single person of interest,” Deslauriers said. But, by tracking Suspect One, presumably through pictures, the F.B.I. “developed a second subject.” In one stretch of video (which can be seen on the following e-pages), they seem to be walking more or less with each other “toward the direction of the finish line.”
Suspect Two, Deslauriers said, “proceeded west on Boylston Street.” No piece of information was too small: “Each piece brings us forward, toward justice.”
The Feds are asking anyone with any information on the two persons of interests should not attempt to perform a citizens arrest or detain the men as they are probably “armed and dangerous.” Instead, Deslauriers is asking the public to call 1-800-CALL-FBI and/or log onto the website handling this case (bostonmarathontips.fbi.gov).
Take a look at the suspects below as well as the video of the two men moving through the crowd on that fateful day.