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Boston Bombing Suspect ID’d on Surveillance Video

NOTE: This GIF from “4Chan Thinktank” is part of a gallery of photos analyzing images and footage of the crime scene. No one in this GIF is the suspect. Read on below for what we do know.
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UPDATE 5:07 p.m.:


UPDATE 5:05 p.m.:


UPDATE 4:23 p.m.: A green flag signals the all-clear at the courthouse.


UPDATE 3:11: WCVB reports there was a bomb threat at the courthouse, where reporters and news trucks had gathered for the supposed arrival of a suspect. Here’s a Vine of the media being pushed back:


UPDATE 3:10: WCVB reporter said on live broadcast that she was in the courthouse and heard “Code red” over the loudspeaker.


UPDATE 3:07 p.m.: The courthouse is reportedly being evacuated, according to Boston Globe and Fox 25.


UPDATE 2:54 p.m.: In statement, FBI scolds press and debunks reports of arrest:

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UPDATE 2:48 p.m.: CBS reporting suspect is white male, white baseball cap on backwards, gray hoodie, black jacket.


UPDATE 2:34 p.m.: Boston PD’s official Twitter says no arrest:


UPDATE 2:31 p.m.: According to NBC, senior White House official confirms NO ARREST MADE.


UPDATE 2:28 p.m.: CNN now reporting there may not be an arrest. Reports have conflicted. NBC reported all along there was no arrest.


UPDATE 2:14 p.m.: WCVB’s Jack Harper reports that the security perimeter at the cour indicates the suspect will arrive shortly. Sources tell him suspect has been in custody “for hours.”


UPDATE 2:05 p.m.:


UPDATE 2:01 p.m:
Fox News, CNN and Boston Globe all reporting an arrest has been made. WCVB reports the suspect will be brought to federal court in Boston.


UPDATE 1:45 p.m: CNN reporting an arrest has been made in the Boston bombing attack, based on two different video images of the suspect.


Original story below

In a potential “breakthrough,” investigators have ID’d a suspect in the Boston bombings from surveillance video, CNN is reporting. The focus in the probe “has switched from identification to apprehension.”

Here’s what you should know.

1. Sources tell CNN’s John King that analysis of surveillance video shows “clear facial ID of a suspect.”


2. A package this suspect is carrying matches the description of how investigators believe the bomb was transported. He’s seen carrying a black duffel bag at the second bombing scene, on Boylston Street at the Forum Restaurant. The video shows the suspect dropping the package and leaving the scene. Footage comes from the Lord and Taylor store’s camera.

Here’s a Google Street view of Forum Restaurant:


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3. An arrest is “imminent or already taking place,” reports WCVB.


4. A press briefing is expected this afternoon.


5. The suspect is said to be a dark-skinned male individual. Janet Wu from WCVB says authorities don’t think there is a conspiracy involving a large number of people.

Meanwhile, there’s this:

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