FBI has identified two suspects in Boston explosion
Footage from the Boston explosion, which killed three people and injured more than 170, has yielded two person of interest as the FBI sifts through mounds of video and cell phone recordings of calls made in the area in the hours before the blasts. No arrests have been made.
The two men are being identified as Suspect 1 and Suspect 2 in the Boston explosion. One of the men was spotted dropping a bag before a bomb exploded at the second site, according to ABC News. The two suspects appear to be “associated,” according to Richard DesLauriers, FBI special agent in charge of the investigation.
One of the suspects was also seen making a phone call immediately before the explosions. Police believe he may have been using the phone to detonate a bomb.
The two are considered to be “armed and dangerous.” The public is asked to help identify the suspects but not to approach them.
The FBI’s Operational Technology Division is working from a restricted area near the Boston harbor to sort through hundreds of videos and pictures from the area surrounding the twin bomb blasts to find additional clues, according to ABC News.
Three people were killed in the bombing and more than 170 injured in what top U.S. officials, including the president, are calling a terrorist attack. No group, foreign or domestic, have claimed responsibility, according to ABC News.
The FBI has yet to identify the two men and is asking the public for help. “Somebody out there knows these individuals as friends, neighbors, co-workers, or family members…” DesLauriers said. Though it might be difficult, the nation is counting on those with information to come forward and provide it to us.”