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FBI Releases Images of Boston Bombing Suspects: VIDEO


The FBI has released images and video of the suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing.

Said Special Agent Rick DesLauriers, the head of the FBI's Boston office, at a news conference late this afternoon: "No one should approach them. No one should attempt to apprehend them except law enforcement."

Anyone with information should call the bureau's toll-free number, 800-CALL-FBI (800-225-5324), he added.

Image gallery here.
Press conference video, AFTER THE JUMP...

Full briefing:

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  1. They look white to me. All the xenophobic and racist azzholes who came out of the woodwork over the past 3 days can go have these seats right here ---> _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/

    Posted by: redball | Apr 18, 2013 7:50:39 PM

  2. They don't look a bit white, not that it matters.

    But the resolution could be much better, at least it is in the movies...and where's the artist who could work up pretty good drawings from these pictures?

    Posted by: UFFDA | Apr 18, 2013 8:21:12 PM


    "They are most assuredly innocent.

    They carry large bags. They are dark-skinned. This was enough for internet sleuths to peg them as suspicious. (They show up here, in Gawker’s rundown of “suspects” identified by crowdsourcing on Reddit and 4chan.) And that was apparently enough for the Post to run with its front-page story today, claiming investigators are circulating photos of the two. (The photo on the paper’s cover is a cropped and zoomed-in version of the one taken by Ben Levine, which appeared on Deadspin on Tuesday.)

    But maybe there was a reason for them to be at the marathon, wearing track jackets and carrying bags: they’re runners. THE KID IN THE BLUE JACKET IS A MIDDLE-DISTANCE RUNNER AT REVERE HIGH SCHOOL. LAST WEEK HE RAN THE TWO-MILE IN 11:20 … TODAY on CBS This Morning, John Miller specifically said THESE TWO ARE NOT THE SUSPECTS THE FBI IS SEEKING.

    The smearing of private individuals as terrorist murderers with reckless indifference to the truth because they have dark skin is almost a text-book case of libel compounded with racism."

    Keep calm people and carry on.

    Posted by: ian | Apr 18, 2013 8:22:51 PM

  4. Domestic terrorists are usually male, white, christian, and conservofascists. The international terrorists tend to be male, brown skinned, muslim, and also conservofascists.

    Either we can use these facts to make screening more efficient and accurate, or we can just continue to strip search every granny that enters an airport.

    Posted by: HkFca | Apr 18, 2013 8:39:40 PM

  5. @ian None of your post refers to the individuals shown in these picture - since they are the ACTUAL suspects. These are not the two falsely implicated by the idiots of Reddit, 4chan or the NYComPost.

    Posted by: Bollux | Apr 18, 2013 8:42:43 PM

  6. @ian. For clarity, the NYPost ran pics of two different guys than these who were just guilty of being dark skinned prior to a bad event. The two guys pictured here were identified by the FBI, I assume with good reason. They said that the guy in the white hat left his backpack at the bomb site and walked away and they didn't give us that video, so there must be video.

    I agree that they could have taken all of the pics and come up with a realistic composite.

    Posted by: Chadd | Apr 18, 2013 8:44:12 PM

  7. they look sicilian to me or some white guys that went to a tanning salon

    If sicilian then look at the mob

    ^see what unfounded speculation on very grainy photos gets ya

    deep breaths everyone, the FBI will get them

    Posted by: Moz's | Apr 18, 2013 8:48:58 PM

  8. @Bollux @Chadd

    UGH. so many pic's going around the inter webs. these two were pictured as the wrongly id'd. my bad. still, these are suspects only. let's not rush to convict. it is possible the FBI is purposefully misdirecting in order to allow the investigation of their real leads go unhindered, and to give the real perps a false sense of security that they got away with it. we shall see. it's all speculation at this point. My own speculation is that since this happened on tax day, Patriots day (Boston tea party and all that), a few days from the anniversary of OK City bombing and Waco TX. i lean towards the view that the guilty might be right-wing domestic terrorists.

    Posted by: ian | Apr 18, 2013 9:05:19 PM

  9. I think that the video is too low-resolution to tell for sure who these two men area and what their ethnic heritage is. They are wearing big coats, hats, and sunglasses...obviously not wanting to be seen. Why didn't anyone there that day find them to be a little "odd" or "out-of-place"?

    Posted by: | Apr 18, 2013 9:07:39 PM

  10. They look just like any of the guys walking down the street in my neighborhood or in front of my office.

    Posted by: Marty | Apr 18, 2013 9:10:35 PM

  11. Pakistani. Without a doubt. You're hearing it here first.

    Posted by: Prince Harry | Apr 18, 2013 9:15:28 PM

  12. Our cameras can read license plates from space but security camera photos always look like crap. Why?

    Posted by: David Hearne | Apr 18, 2013 9:22:35 PM

  13. Ian... you sound like one of those "first flaggers." if you can't give honest and current info, then go away. personally, given how important this issue is and how dangerous your misinformation, I hope Andy will delete your comments.

    Posted by: Ryan | Apr 18, 2013 10:11:57 PM

  14. @ryan. no i'm not a "first flagger" or trying to misinform, just a mistake on my part.

    Posted by: ian | Apr 18, 2013 10:29:53 PM

  15. It's over 72 hours and they're asking the public to help. Not a good sign when we've been assured the best of the best are working it.

    Posted by: MIke | Apr 18, 2013 11:12:04 PM


    Posted by: m | Apr 19, 2013 2:47:28 AM

  17. Well, releasing the photos clearly expedited matters. It spooked them into the events that unfolded overnight. And according to official reports, the public response to the photo release had already tipped the authorities off to their identities before they panicked on their own.

    Posted by: Bollux | Apr 19, 2013 6:33:47 AM

  18. Kyrgyzstani, not Pakistani. But same turd heap.

    Posted by: Prince Hairy | Apr 19, 2013 10:46:48 AM

  19. Domestic 'teabagger' types?

    #sound of crickets

    Posted by: ratbastard | Apr 19, 2013 12:57:32 PM

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