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Boston Bombing Suspect Identified, Arrest Reportedly Imminent: VIDEO


The AP is reporting via Twitter:

Law enforcement official: Arrest imminent in Boston Marathon bombing, suspect to be brought to court.


The official spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Wednesday. The official was not authorized to divulge details of the investigation. The official says the suspect is to be taken into custody by federal marshals and taken to a Boston courthouse.

In related news, CNN reported this morning on the possible identification of a suspect, TPM reports:

[CNN's John] King said he's been told by authorities that video footage from the Lord and Taylor department store and from a local Boston television station has led investigators to believe that they have "clearly identified" the individual who placed one of the explosive devices at the site of the second explosion. The department store on Boylston Street is located near the site of the second explosion.

Watch their report, AFTER THE JUMP...

UPDATE: CNN is now reporting that an arrest has been made. NBC News says not yet.

UPDATE II: The FBI blasted news reports.

Contrary to widespread reporting, there have been no arrests made in connection with the Boston Marathon attack. Over the past day and a half, there have been a number of press reports based on information from unofficial sources that has been inaccurate. Since these stories often have unintended consequences, we ask the media, particularly at this early stage of the investigation, to exercise caution and attempt to verify information through appropriate official channels before reporting.

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  1. "Oh My Lord & Taylor!"

    Posted by: txstevo | Apr 17, 2013 2:06:02 PM

  2. Something about all this isn't sitting well with me. It seems like a very badly coreographed false flag operation.

    Posted by: Bravo | Apr 17, 2013 2:25:27 PM

  3. Choreographed. Excuse my wandering fingers.

    Posted by: Bravo | Apr 17, 2013 2:31:56 PM

  4. Oh Bravo, are we an Alex Jones fan? Idiot.

    Posted by: David Hearne | Apr 17, 2013 2:36:41 PM

  5. Oh David Hearne, are we a troll? Drop dead.

    Posted by: MateoM | Apr 17, 2013 2:43:59 PM

  6. NO!

    CNN etc have all walked back and are blaiming their sources not themselves for the continual fail

    Anderson Cooper looked pissed and of course it was f@ck up john King yet again f@cking up with a false report

    every news outlet is saying "people of interest" are being looked at and nothing about skin color or ethnicity

    Posted by: MOZ's | Apr 17, 2013 2:44:37 PM

  7. what MOZ? you are upset that the government isn't broadcasting pictures and descriptions of the people they are checking out? You want addresses too? Apparently you have never worked around law enforcement - you don't give away clues so the people know they are being pursued.

    Quit watching the 'news', wait a week and see what the final outcome is. You are just being strung along by the media outlets so they can sell more commercials and keep you watching.

    Posted by: iowan | Apr 17, 2013 2:49:56 PM

  8. @iowan

    No , expect US news to do its job and not report falsehood BS ala john king CNN yet again

    no need to report anything till arrests are made but again CNN john king jumped ahead of the story and reported false info

    Posted by: MOZ's | Apr 17, 2013 2:53:55 PM

  9. & here link CNN forced to walk back false report

    hopefully Andy changes this thread to reflect reality and not CNN fail

    Posted by: MOZ's | Apr 17, 2013 2:56:23 PM

  10. Bloomberg just reported of new evacuations in Boston in buildings. Not good (the happenings I mean, I'm glad the officials stay alert).

    Posted by: Matt26 | Apr 17, 2013 3:17:16 PM

  11. The federal court in Boston is being evacuated now (watching it now). Looks like a bomb threat. Dogs are searching now.

    I've heard Brighams and Woman's hospital is being evacuated, too, but no confirmation on that.

    Posted by: Ryan | Apr 17, 2013 3:18:35 PM

  12. Is the difference that if they arrest a suspect, he can request a lawyer?

    If they are merely questioning 'persons of interest', they may be able to get more information.

    Posted by: I'm a Lawyer | Apr 17, 2013 3:23:57 PM

  13. So let me see if I got this right. A source that "was not authorized to divulge details of the investigation" gave you details of the investigation.

    And as a journalist, rather than actually doing some legwork to verify that information, you just ran with it out of fear that some other news source might get to it first and "scoop" you.

    Let's examine how much of a failure this is. The source, if legitimate, needs to be fired. If he wasn't authorized to give any details, why was he talking to reporters?

    If the source isn't legitimate, why did the journalist fall for it? What checking was done do to validate that this person had anything useful to say?

    And after that, what validation of this information was done beyond this source? Why was a single person's statement taken as valid when it was given by someone who wasn't supposed to be talking?

    The "reporter" who filed this story at the very least needs to be sent back down to editing copy.

    Posted by: Rrhain | Apr 17, 2013 3:35:48 PM

  14. A portion of Brigham and Woman's hospital was briefly evacuated due to a suspicious unoccupied car. B&W is a huge hospital complex, located in the Longwood Medical area. It's surrounded by other hospitals like Children's, New England Baptist, Beth Israel, Harvard Medical School, etc.

    Posted by: ratbastard | Apr 17, 2013 3:39:31 PM

  15. So mateom thinks this is false flag? Who knew he was nuts in addition to stupid?

    Posted by: David Hearne | Apr 17, 2013 4:36:16 PM

  16. Lol, David just can't quit trolling. It is literally the only thing he knows how to do. It would be funny if it weren't so sad and pathetic.

    Posted by: MateoM | Apr 17, 2013 5:14:15 PM

  17. This endless media orgy has got to stop! Of course CNN jumps to announce something. They would rather be first than right. Such a decline. Watched MSNBC for a few minutes this afternoon and the endless conjecture is so unhelpful. Wake me when there is real news, confirmed, real news, when they are ready to offer some evidence, which, no, they are not going to discuss in detail right now.

    And all you false flag trolls can go shove a real flag up your collective assholes.

    Posted by: SoLeftImRight | Apr 17, 2013 5:32:26 PM

  18. I guarantee you: some poor guy is going to be Richard Jewell'd.

    Posted by: MIke | Apr 17, 2013 6:39:12 PM

  19. "You are just being strung along by the media outlets so they can sell more commercials and keep you watching." Exactly. Even though I think that it's good to stay informed, it's disheartening to think about how news outlets may be using this tragedy to sell commercial airtime.

    Posted by: | Apr 17, 2013 9:12:26 PM

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