Boston Marathon bombing suspect arrested

A street is closed near the scene of twin bombings at the Boston Marathon on April 17, 2013 in Boston.(AFP Photo / Spencer Platt)MSNBC says no arrest has been made.
CNN says there has been an arrest.
FOX says there are conflicting report on possible arrests.

Now CNN is saying no arrest has been made.

RT News

Law enforcement officials in Boston tell reporters that they have arrested a suspect thought responsible for Monday’s deadly bombing.  

CNN confirmed the news at 1:45 p.m. local time when journalist John King said both a federal source and a Boston law enforcement source confirmed the news. Reporter Fran Townsend then added over the phone that “there is an arrest that has been made in the Boston bombing case based off of two independent videos.”

The suspect is now expected to arrive at a federal courthouse in Boston.

Earlier in the day, CNN reported shortly after 1 p.m. that a suspect has apparently been identified. The suspect’s name has not been made public as of this time, but he is reportedly a dark-skinned male, according to police.

According to CNN’s sources, surveillance video from a Lord and Taylor department store and a local television station are believed to have helped authorities identify the person sought responsible for Monday’s incident, which US President Barack Obama said on Tuesday is being investigated as an act of terror.

CNN’s King reports from Boston that the video footage helped police narrow in on a person being considered a suspect in the attack “to such detail, I’m told, that they believe they have a clear identification, including a facial image of a suspect.”

The footage, sources say, show the suspect carrying and perhaps placing down a black bag that is thought to have contained a bomb that was detonated at the second of two crime scenes near the finish line of the annual Boston Marathon just before 3 p.m. on Monday.

The mayor of Boston, Massachusetts has confirmed that a suspect was ID’d, and officials are expected to speak to the press at 5 p.m. Wednesday afternoon. According to sources speaking to the Boston Globe, authorities may publicize their findings at that briefing.

5 thoughts on “Boston Marathon bombing suspect arrested

    1. Of course he fits the profile. Dark skinned American Muslim, anti-government, right wing extremist. It’s a perfect match, #1. lol

      Remember, we have to make the story play out to as many stereotypical, ethnic and racial backgrounds as possible. Obama’s anthropology and sociology skills at work here.

  1. This whole Boston incident is like a computer program compiling:


    Dark skinned? CHECK!
    Possibly Muslim? CHECK!
    Backpack? CHECK!
    Able to acquire bomb material and shrapnel? CHECK!
    Video footage of him? CHECK!
    Can make him look like a right wing, anti-government extremist? CHECK!
    Has the ability to send RICIN letters in the mail? STILL IN PROGRESS…..
    Cellphone to detonate the bombs? STILL IN PROGRESS…..

  2. Ok.I see…… if a camera snaps a shot of you momentarily looking away in boredom at the event…………………………….Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!! you da-bomber…you da-bomber!!!!!

    Get a friggin grip sheeple..

    PS….not intended as a comment to any FTTWR regular reader

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