Boston Marathon bombing suspect in custody
AP – Authorities have a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings in custody and are taking him to federal court, according to the Associated Press.
A spokeswoman for the the US attorney’s office in Boston would not comment to Yahoo News on the reports of the arrest. CBS and NBC News are both reporting that no arrest has been made.
The FBI is holding a press conference at 5 p.m. and is expected to announce the news then. CNN reported that the breakthrough in the investigation came from analyzing department store surveillance video and video from a news station.
The Boston Globe reported that officials have found an image of “a suspect carrying, and perhaps dropping, a black bag at the second bombing scene.”
An FBI spokesman in Boston and a spokeswoman for Boston Mayor Tom Menino declined to comment on the reports to Yahoo News.
The twin bombs, which were detonated close to the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday afternoon, sent 176 people to the hospital and killed three, including an eight-year-old boy. Local and federal authorities ask
While the AP reports one suspect is in custody, a former Boston-area federal agent told Yahoo News that he suspects other arrests will follow.
“It seems unlikely that he would have acted alone,” said the federal agent, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because he is not authorized to discuss the investigation publicly.
Police have said the two bombs were fashioned from debris-filled pressure cookers and stuffed in black bags. They were located about 100 yards apart.
“To carry one heavy bag in is one thing, but a single suspect having two bags would have stood out,” the law enforcement source told Yahoo News.